ONLY HER HAIRDRESSER KNOWS FOR SURE!

October 25, 2008
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

The majority of the victims of domestic violence are women and what professional do women usually see more often than any other-their hairstylist! And, it’s very common that women develop a close, trusted relationship with their stylist and even confide in them, instead of their family or friends, about abuse at home. On today’s show, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Dianne Mooney, founder of CUT IT OUT, a national program that educates salon professionals to recognize signs of domestic abuse in their clients and safely refer those clients to local resources for help; and Christina Kauffman, an educator from the Empire Education Group, the nation’s largest system of cosmetology schools, which supports CUT IT OUT by teaching their more than 11,000 students how to respond to clients suffering from abuse. Tune in and learn how a haircut and a caring conversation could save a life! This show will blow you away (or maybe that’s blow dry?).

Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.

Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.

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