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SUSAN Guest-Hosts on WBAI 99.5FM:  Orders of Protection & GPS Monitoring SUSAN Guest-Hosts on WBAI 99.5FM: Orders of Protection & GPS Monitoring

On September 20, 2012, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I guest-hosted... 


Crime Prevention 101 is on Hiatus Crime Prevention 101 is on Hiatus

 Starting in January 2012, Crime Prevention 101 (and me!) went  on a much needed... 


Surviving and Thriving – Pt 2:  Ex-Cons Give Back! Surviving and Thriving – Pt 2: Ex-Cons Give Back!

To Listen:  http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/58882/surviving-and-thriving-pt-2-ex-cons-give-back Also... 


Surviving and Thriving – Pt 1:  Crime Victims Give Back! Surviving and Thriving – Pt 1: Crime Victims Give Back!

To Listen: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/58313/surviving-and-thriving-pt-1 Also... 


SUSAN GUEST HOSTS ON WBAI 99.5FM:  Financial Literacy for Domestic Violence Survivors SUSAN GUEST HOSTS ON WBAI 99.5FM: Financial Literacy for Domestic Violence Survivors

Financial Literacy for Domestic Violence Survivors Radio Show Hosted by Susan Bartelstone,... 


SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION:  SHOPPING SAFETY & THE THRILLING DETECTIVE.  Air Date:  11/30/11 SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION: SHOPPING SAFETY & THE THRILLING DETECTIVE. Air Date: 11/30/11

What do Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, Ted Turner and even Franklin Delano... 


The Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal & Three Strategies to Protect Your Children:  Air Date 11/16/11 The Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal & Three Strategies to Protect Your Children: Air Date 11/16/11

Also available on iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006   Former... 


The Hunt for the Notorious D. B. Cooper & Keeping Communities Safe Despite Budget Cuts:  Air Date 11/02/11 The Hunt for the Notorious D. B. Cooper & Keeping Communities Safe Despite Budget Cuts: Air Date 11/02/11

  Also available on iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006 On... 


Domestic Violence in the Latino Community; Bullying Prevention; Legal Website Where Crime Pays!  Air Date 10/19/11 Domestic Violence in the Latino Community; Bullying Prevention; Legal Website Where Crime Pays! Air Date 10/19/11

Also available on iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006 Domestic... 


Hope for Domestic Violence Survivors – & – Cyber Security:  Air Date 10/05/11 Hope for Domestic Violence Survivors – & – Cyber Security: Air Date 10/05/11

Also available on iTunes :  ttp://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006 With... 


Sherlock Holmes – & – CSI Bootcamp:  Air Date 9/21/11 Sherlock Holmes – & – CSI Bootcamp: Air Date 9/21/11

  Also available on iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006 Sherlock... 


September is Campus Safety Awareness Month:  Air Date 09/07/11 September is Campus Safety Awareness Month: Air Date 09/07/11

Available on iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/crime-prevention-101/id419406006    If... 


Safe Havens, After the Crown Heights Riots & Reformed Criminals Giving Back:  Air Date 8/24/11 Safe Havens, After the Crown Heights Riots & Reformed Criminals Giving Back: Air Date 8/24/11

A month after 8-year-old Lieby Kletzy was murdered and 20 years after the Crown Heights... 


Sexting and Politicians:  Why Do They Risk It All to Bare It All? Air Date 8/10/11 Sexting and Politicians: Why Do They Risk It All to Bare It All? Air Date 8/10/11

The only thing new about sexting is the word and the medium because people have been... 


After the Lieby Kletzky Murder:  Air Date 7/27/11 After the Lieby Kletzky Murder: Air Date 7/27/11

Community Mobilizes to Find Missing Child!  What YOUR Community Can Do.  In mid-July,... 


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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH! APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH!

If you live/work in Queens, NYC, join me and The Center for the Women of New York... 


The Big 10:  General Rules for Staying Safe The Big 10: General Rules for Staying Safe

Attached is my Big 10 tipsheet with practical, easy to follow steps for keeping yourself... 


Holiday Party @ Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem Holiday Party @ Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem

On 12/14/13, the Domestic Violence Committee of the New York Women’s Agenda,... 


Domestic Abuse in the US, By Charles Montaldo Domestic Abuse in the US, By Charles Montaldo

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE CHARLES MONTALDO FROM ABOUT.COM CRIME/PUNISHMENT BLOG.  Check... 


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month:  10 Things to Make it Meaningful October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 10 Things to Make it Meaningful

10 Ways to Make it Meaningful By Susan Bartelstone, Domestic Violence & Crime... 


DVAM:  10 Things Men Can Do To Stop Men’s Violence Against Women DVAM: 10 Things Men Can Do To Stop Men’s Violence Against Women

This is from a great group called  A Call To Men.   Send it to every man and... 


Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Message from Nat’l DV Hotline Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Message from Nat’l DV Hotline

Today marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We hope you join... 


Tips:  Safe and fun ways to meet people online Tips: Safe and fun ways to meet people online

This is a post I love from The Kim Komando Show 5/8/2013–a weekend talk radio... 


Guest Post:  Why Your Home is a Target! By Naomi Broderick Guest Post: Why Your Home is a Target! By Naomi Broderick

Having your home burglarized is not something that most people like to think about. ... 


Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi:  From LifeLock Identity Theft Company Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi: From LifeLock Identity Theft Company

Got this post from LifeLock (www.lifelock.com) and thought it deserved to be seen: Whether... 


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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH! APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH!

If you live/work in Queens, NYC, join me and The Center for the Women of New York for   “Sexual Assault Awareness 101” When:  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7:00PM-8:30PM Where:  Flushing House Senior Living, 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 1135 (www.flushinghouse.com).  Flushing House is accessible by subway, bus and car (parking lot at... [Read more of this review]


The Big 10:  General Rules for Staying Safe The Big 10: General Rules for Staying Safe

Attached is my Big 10 tipsheet with practical, easy to follow steps for keeping yourself safe in different situations.  Click here:  Big10-1 For more safety tips:  http://www.susanbartelstone.com/2009/safetytips-success.html   Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:   Read More →


Holiday Party @ Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem Holiday Party @ Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem

On 12/14/13, the Domestic Violence Committee of the New York Women’s Agenda, which I chair, supported Committee member Denise Allen for the second year at the Holiday Party her church, the Pilgrim Cathedral of Harlem, throws for the women and children from four domestic violence shelters.  This year, more than 250 people (mostly kids) braved... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Abuse in the US, By Charles Montaldo Domestic Abuse in the US, By Charles Montaldo

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE CHARLES MONTALDO FROM ABOUT.COM CRIME/PUNISHMENT BLOG.  Check out his recent article:   Domestic Abuse in the US: Intimate Partner Violence – Causes, Frequency, and Risk Factors in the US Crime /Punishment http://crime.about.com/od/victims/a/domesticabuse.htm?nl=1 Over the past 25 years, the National Institute of Justice has... [Read more of this review]


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month:  10 Things to Make it Meaningful October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: 10 Things to Make it Meaningful

10 Ways to Make it Meaningful By Susan Bartelstone, Domestic Violence & Crime Prevention Specialist With an estimated four million victims of domestic abuse a year, every single person reading this has most likely been touched in some way by this social epidemic.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month so let’s commit to ending... [Read more of this review]


DVAM:  10 Things Men Can Do To Stop Men’s Violence Against Women DVAM: 10 Things Men Can Do To Stop Men’s Violence Against Women

This is from a great group called  A Call To Men.   Send it to every man and boy you know! 1.  Acknowledge and understand how sexism, male dominance and male privilege lay the foundation for all forms of violence against women. 2.  Examine and challenge our individual sexism and the role that we play in supporting men who are abusive. 3. ... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Message from Nat’l DV Hotline Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Message from Nat’l DV Hotline

Today marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). We hope you join us this month in spreading the message that everyone deserves a healthy and safe relationship. Our DVAM campaign for 2013 is called How I See DV. Everyone sees domestic violence through their own perspective. If we can all share how we see domestic violence in our own... [Read more of this review]


Tips:  Safe and fun ways to meet people online Tips: Safe and fun ways to meet people online

This is a post I love from The Kim Komando Show 5/8/2013–a weekend talk radio program about all things digital! She gives tons of free tips, downloads, software, newsletters, advice and more about the home electronics, iPods, digital cameras, photography, TVs, online security, gadgets etc.  Read More →


Guest Post:  Why Your Home is a Target! By Naomi Broderick Guest Post: Why Your Home is a Target! By Naomi Broderick

Having your home burglarized is not something that most people like to think about.   Losses in personal belongings and damages aren’t the only thing people experience when their home is broken into.  Just the thought that some stranger was walking around the home where your children sleep is enough to make your skin crawl and blood boil.  Some... [Read more of this review]


Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi:  From LifeLock Identity Theft Company Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi: From LifeLock Identity Theft Company

Got this post from LifeLock (www.lifelock.com) and thought it deserved to be seen: Whether it’s at the coffee shop or the airport, connecting to free public Wi-Fi on your laptop, smartphone or tablet is a convenient way to catch up on emails or do a little web surfing. But that convenience sometimes comes at a cost: hackers and identity thieves can... [Read more of this review]


Guest Post:  Are You a Victim of Medical Identity Theft? By Cherie Gorden Guest Post: Are You a Victim of Medical Identity Theft? By Cherie Gorden

Medical Identity Theft is a frightening and growing problem.  I did two informative radio shows on this topic that you can listen to below. I’ve given resources at the end of each segment if you’ve been victimized or know someone who has: http://www.fightsafe.com/shows/vashows_08_11/3-25-2010-Medical-Identity-Theft-&-Cane-Fu-Self-Defense-for-Seniors-and-the-Disabled.mp3 ... [Read more of this review]


Dear Susan: Question regarding a few men I have been chatting with. Dear Susan: Question regarding a few men I have been chatting with.

From “casteway4,”  WomanSavers.com Forum, 11/10/12:  I am on Match.com and I have been chatting with several men.  All men ask to go to Yahoo or some other IM service to chat – why?  Also, I have been chatting with the men I am interested in on Yahoo and two of the men have their location in the states on their profile but they... [Read more of this review]


SUSAN Guest-Hosts on WBAI 99.5FM:  Orders of Protection & GPS Monitoring SUSAN Guest-Hosts on WBAI 99.5FM: Orders of Protection & GPS Monitoring

On September 20, 2012, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I guest-hosted the Rape Declaration Forum radio show on WBAI 99.5FM, along with Rebecca Myles and Jay Grayce, talking about Orders of Protection with a GPS monitoring component — a life-saving tool that has had positive results in reducing domestic violence or intimate... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #13 — Not Just Physical; What Constitutes Domestic Abuse? Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #13 — Not Just Physical; What Constitutes Domestic Abuse?

Domestic violence is usually thought of as battering and characterized by behaviors ranging from shaking and shoving to marital rape to murder.  Legally, however, domestic abuse may or may not include physical violence!  Domestic abuse includes a wide range of non-physical behavior such as emotional cruelty (explosive temper tantrums, intimidation... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #12 – Protest Offensive Media Coverage Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #12 – Protest Offensive Media Coverage

Protest media coverage that excuses abusive behavior, blames the victim or trivializes abuse.  Speak out against magazines, TV shows, movies and online media (including YouTube) that glorifies violence against women.  The best way to make your voice heard is via the offending entity’s website, Facebook or Twitter page.  Post your comments on your... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #11 – Promote Awareness Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #11 – Promote Awareness

Ask your local library, supermarket, chain restaurants, department stores, houses of worship, etc. if you can regularly supply them with material from national and local domestic violence programs (they’ll give you all you want) to display by cash registers and leave around for women to quietly put into their pocketbook.  Great group project! Do... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #10 – Donate a Cell Phone Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #10 – Donate a Cell Phone

Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month by donating old or unwanted cell phones to domestic violence organizations or shelters.  Better yet, even get your religious group, school or company to organize a phone drive.  First step:  Go to eHow.com and look at this article titled How to Donate Your Old Cell Phone to Help Victims of Domestic Violence... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #9 – Volunteer at a Domestic Violence Organization Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #9 – Volunteer at a Domestic Violence Organization

To make Domestic Violence Awareness Month more meaningful for you, give the gift of your time and energy to a national organization or local group in your area that’s actively advocating to end domestic violence and help its victims.  Monetary donations are welcome as well. Some resources:  National Coalition to End Domestic Violence:  http://www.ncadv.org/ Family... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #8 – Adopt a Shelter Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #8 – Adopt a Shelter

Give the gift of your time and/or money to a local shelter.  Many times, the women and their families leave an abusive relationship with just the clothes on their backs and funding for shelters is very tight, so pretty much everything is needed.  If you belong to a group or organization, get them to “adopt” too.  Some suggestions:  Ask a local... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #7 – Present a Domestic Violence Program to Your Organization Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #7 – Present a Domestic Violence Program to Your Organization

Invite a speaker to your workplace, book group, neighborhood association, religious congregation, PTA, etc!  Some sources for speakers:  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:  http://ncadv.org/ Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project:  http://www.dvrp.org/ Ayuda (for Spanish-speaking survivors):  http://www.ayudainc.org/template/index.cfm Jewish... [Read more of this review]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #6 – Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip #6 – Address Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Does your employer have a policy for workplace safety?  Too many lives–and billions of dollars–are lost every year because of being unprepared.  The Future Without Violence group has workplace resources that can help.  Also, check out the Partnership for Prevention for more information.    Employers Against Domestic Violence, a non-profit... [Read more of this review]


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