Men Stopping Violence; Stopping Cyberstalking

January 21, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone's first segment addresses the question: how do you heal after you've been traumatized by crime or abuse? One of the most powerful healing tools is to become an advocate for change. Shelley Serdahely, the victim of years of emotional and physical abuse from her husband, has gone on to thrive and is now helping others. She's the Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, which works to end violence against women in a variety of ways including direct intervention and variety of innovative programs. Next up, Susan talks about the connection between domestic violence and cyberstalking, a new wrinkle in an abuser’s ability to locate and control their partner after she or he has escaped an abusive relationship. Her guest is Alexis Moore, who knows what it takes to leave someone who cyberstalks you and the challenges someone faces starting over with nothing. She's the founder of Survivors In Action which is a tremendous resource for others.

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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