The Rape Declaration Forum
January 17, 2009
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
The Rape Declaration Forum is a live, call-in radio show based in New York City, in which rape and crime survivors who are willing to share, help themselves and others heal by telling their stories to a global audience on air. Each caller has free space to explain, in depth, what happened to them and the lessons they learned from their trauma and abuse. The Forum recently aired an interview with a woman who was raped in Iraq, while she was working for a subsidiary of Halliburton Inc., and who is seeking justice from that company and from the State Department; and a woman who was sexually molested as a child, talking about how she put what happened into perspective and moved on. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews Rebecca Myles and Jay Grayce, the hosts of The Forum, and we’re taking live calls from listeners who want to contribute! These stories are guaranteed to be compelling and inspiring. It’d be a crime not to listen.
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!
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.