Domestic Violence Hopes - and - Cyber Security: What a Month!

October 5, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

With an estimated 4 million victims a year, It's a good bet that domestic violence will touch the life of every single American at some point and, with October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it's time to recommit to ending violence within our homes, our communities and our country. Tonight, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Angela Watson from Empire Cosmetology Schools, which supports CUT IT OUT, a program that teaches hair salon professionals to recognize signs of domestic abuse in their clients. She's also speaking with Dr. Harrison Putman, Chairman of Face To Face, the humanitarian arm of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which, in partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, offers free reconstructive surgery to individuals who have been maimed by domestic violence. And, Identity Theft expert Paige Hanson from LifeLock drops by to talk about National Cyber Security Month.

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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