Bullying: A Different Approach to Prevent It

May 20, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

More about bullying. Presenting another angle on the topic, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with school psychologist and psychotherapist Israel Kalman about his unusual but highly successful bully-prevention methods. Kalman also says it's not a school's fault if there's bullying in the school; and, in a recent blog article for Psychology Today, he supported the efforts of the much-maligned high school in South Hadley, MA where 15-year old bullying and suicide victim Phoebe Prince attended. Can't wait to hear what he has to say on this topic! Our True Crime Report this week features notorious true crime comic book publisher Hart D. Fisher, who blogs on the InColdBlog site. We're going to talk about the brutal rape and murder of the woman he calls his first love and his efforts to ensure that the killer was caught, convicted and will remain in jail for life. Then we’ll try to "Catch a Criminal" for the Nassau County Crime Stoppers, from Long Island, NY.

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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