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 violence occurs in all cultures and on all socioeconomic levels, but Latino victims (overwhelmingly women) appear to be younger, poorer and less educated than other groups and a lot are undocumented immigrants. Formidable barriers exist that may discourage these women from seeking help despite severe abuse. Tonight, I speak with Cecilia Gastón from the Violence Intervention Project about what’s being done inNew York City to address these challenges; and this program is a model for what can be done in other communities.
Then, in addition to October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s also National Bullying Prevention Month, so my buddy Irene van der Zande, from the worldwide self defense organization Kidpower, drops by to give us bullying prevention tips for parents and kids.
Last, but not least, 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? I’m going to tell 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–and how crime really does pay!
Got some great personal safety products for you too; and don’t forget to check out my domestic violence safety tips (one for each day of the month) on my blog CrimePrevention101.com, or on my Twitter @crimeprevent101 and, of course, my Facebook page: Susan Bartelstone.
Resources mentioned on the show:
Cecilia M. Gastón, Violence Intervention Project
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV): www.ncadv.org
DVAM Resource materials: http://dvam.vawnet.org/
National Domestic Violence Hotline: www.thehotline.org/ 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or
Unidos Against DV: http://www.unidosagainstdv.org/
Tom Lane, http://wwwPropertyroom.com
Irene van der Zande: www.Kidpower.org
Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe: www.kidpower.org
National Bullying Prevention Month: www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying
Bullying Resources: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/bpam/index.asp
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM): Staysafeonline.org//National Cyber Security Alliance: http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam
Statistics on Bullying: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-statistics-2010.html
Bullying Tips for Parents: www.parentsconnect.com
Personal safety products mentioned on the show:
- Fraud Topics: www.ProtectYourself.tv
- Safe website for kids: www.ZillaDog.com
- Book: The Big, Mean Bully Machine – National Crime Prevention Council: http://www.ncadv.org
- Circle of Respect website for kids: http://www.circleofrespect.org/
- Trusted ID (identity theft prevention): http://www.trustedid.com (free membership if you join the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)