The Teen Dating Violence Epidemic - and - Surviving the Mob

February 9, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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The rate of date rape and dating violence among teens has skyrocketed nationwide. One reputable survey found that one-third of teenagers have reported being physically, emotionally or verbally abused by a dating partner. Since February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone explores this problem with the folks from the National Resource Center for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and with counselor Dari Dyrness Olsen, author of Safe Dating for College Women, who is also a consultant for the Love Is Not Abuse Teen Dating Violence Prevention Curriculum. Be sure to listen for safety tips every parent should know about. She's also speaking with infamous mob informant Andrew DiDonato, one of the few members of the Mafia to ever walk away and live (so far!). He's got a fascinating story to tell about the harsh realities of life as a criminal and soldier for the mob.

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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

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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