Dating Violence: What Every Parent Should Know
May 23, 2009
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Is your child (or someone you know) in a physically and/or emotionally destructive dating relationship? Love isn’t supposed to hurt but abusive dating relationships are at an all time high, and reaching epidemic proportions in teens between the ages of 13-19. In fact, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will have been in a physically abusive relationship by the time they graduate from high school. The implications of these destructive relationships are far-reaching in terms of continued violence in adult relationships, and for society at large. And, unfortunately, today’s teen culture makes these relationships appear normal, when even celebrities, like well-known singer Rihanna, are subject to them. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone interviews abusive dating relationship expert Dr. Jill Murray about how parents can recognize the signs that their teen may be at risk and what to do about it. You might pick up some tips for YOURSELF as well?
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.