Special Encore Presentation: Crime Victims Who’ve Survived and Triumphed - Part 2
December 29, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Ring in 2010 with Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone as she introduces you to three crime survivors who went on to thrive and are helping others do the same. First up is Ellen Snortland, author of Beauty Bites Beast, who, after coming face to face with an assailant about to plunge a knife into her, became an international advocate for women's self defense. Next is Kim Estes, who founded Peace of Mind to provide child safety education and workshops to parents and teachers after photos of her best friend's children were secretly posted on an infamous pedophile website. And, last, meet former bank executive Michelle Renee, who, along with her 7-yr old daughter, was kidnapped, held hostage, taped with explosives and forced to rob the bank where she was the branch manager. She now works with survivors of violence and her book, Held Hostage: The True Story of a Mother and Daughter's Kidnapping, was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network. Be inspired.
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.