A big THANKS to Charles Ennis, author of the Safe Approach Weblog, for his article Dealing With Stalkers. Stalking by clients is something that can happen to almost any of us, regardless of our practice setting. So I hope everyone out there in Social Work Land will take the time to read his article.
There’s one thing I’d add to his list of suggestions, and that is to find out from your state licensing board whether your contact information is a matter of public record. If so, is it divulged whenever requested by phone or is a written request required? If the request must be in writing, is that request maintained in your file so that you are aware of the party who has requested your information? If your contact information is a matter of public record, by all means consider getting a post office box or a mail drop box for your correspondence with your board!