Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM)



The SAM (Kropp et al., 2008) is a set of Structured Professional Judgment guidelines for comprehensive assessment and management of risk for stalking (also referred to as obsessional following, harassment, and bullying) based on systematic review of the relevant evidence base. The SAM can be used for diverse stalking cases and incorporates the latest advances in case formulation, scenario planning, and risk management, including victim safety planning.

Protect International publishes and distributes user Manuals and single-use Worksheets for the SAM.

Training is essential to ensure appropriate use of the SAM.

Protect International offers training workshop in the use of the SAM. See our website for a list of upcoming live (in person and online) trainings, as well as for self-paced, on-demand training. Our standard training is about 12 to 14 contact hours in length and includes completion of one or more practice cases.

Alternatively, evaluators can ensure they are adequately trained to use the SAM through some combination of self-study and supervised practice.

Protect International offers licenses for use of the SAM Manual and Worksheets in electronic format. Manuals are provided in readable/printable format, and Worksheets are available in readable/printable and fillable formats. A licensing agreement may be an economical alternative to purchasing and distributing materials in print form for organizations with many evaluators or that conduct many evaluations. Please contact us for more details.

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