DV in the Latino Community; Bullying Prevention; Website Where Crime Pays!

October 19, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

Domestic violence occurs in all cultures and socioeconomic levels, but Latino victims (overwhelmingly women) appear to be younger, poorer and less educated than other groups and many are undocumented immigrants. Formidable barriers exist that may discourage these women from seeking help despite severe abuse. Tonight Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Cecilia Gastón from the Violence Intervention Project about what’s being done in NYC to address these challenges and this program is a model for what can be done in other communities. Then Susan speaks with Irene van der Zande from the Kidpower self defense organization for some great bullying prevention tips for parents and kids. Want to know where you might buy a $2,700 ruby ring for only $150 or a $700 electric guitar for $60 and it’s all legal? Susan tells you about PropertyRoom.com, a cool online auction site where you can get amazing deals on stolen, seized or forfeited property recovered by the police.

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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