New York University’s Center for Career Education and Life Planning offers Think Fast, Act Fast, Fight Smart!, an exciting two-hour personal safety workshop starting this fall.

In this workshop, personal safety and crime prevention specialist, Susan Bartelstone, teaches participants how to make safe decisions quickly under pressure, avoid being selected as a target, defuse confrontations safely, and use strategy to put the odds in your favor during a fight.

A variety of crime scenarios are discussed, including: car-jackings, muggings, and home break-ins. Though the workshop is geared towards women, everyone is welcome to attend.

There is a $60 fee for the Think Fast, Act Fast, Fight Smart! workshop. This workshop will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. at NYU’s 48 Cooper Square location. To register for this or other programs at The Center for Career Education and Life Planning, please call: 212-998-7171 or visit

About Susan Bartelstone

A 15-year teaching veteran, Susan Bartelstone has received crime training from such law enforcement agencies as the FBI, the New York State Department of Justice, and the Long Island Association of Crime Prevention. Ms. Bartelstone has 17-years combined training in close quarters combat, defensive tactics, and martial arts. She is also the director of The Safety Solutions Company ( and is certified in crime prevention. Recently, Ms. Bartelstone was featured on the Today Show, for a segment on self defense. Other TV appearances include: the New York City Marathon’s Starting Line program, America’s Most Wanted, and Survival Guide, NBC’s award-winning special.

About The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 44,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused master’s degree programs, and nine bachelors and six associates degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online bachelor’s programs.

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