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Shear Haven Domestic Violence Training

Thank you for your interest in the Shear Haven training! To get started, please make sure you click the Login to Enroll to Register for your FREE account and check your email for your certificate from Merits upon completing the short quiz. PLEASE NOTE: Your certificate should be emailed to you from Merits within 24 hours of completing the Shear Haven training and quiz.

Shear Haven is an initiative of the YWCA Nashville & Middle TN, co-founded by Nashville-based salon owner and stylist Susanne Post. As a survivor of domestic violence, Susanne is committed to educating the beauty industry on the signs of abuse as stylists are in a unique position to recognize the signs and potentially help a client get to safety.

This effort has extended to passing a law in Tennessee to bring the life-saving training to all licensed cosmetologists. The Shear Haven training video equips stylists with:

  • Knowledge and resources to recognize the signs of domestic violence
  • Guidance on how to successfully navigate conversations with clients who may be in danger
  • Tools and resources that can help your client get to safety
What’s Included In The Training?

This training will consist of a free 20 minute training session followed by a short three question quiz. After completion, you will receive a personalized certificate of achievement from Merits. Please keep the certificate for your permanent records. PLEASE NOTE: Your certificate should be emailed to you from Merits within 24 hours of completing the Shear Haven training and quiz.

Help Us Spread Awareness!

We encourage you to share your certificate on Instagram! Please tag: @shearhavenywca@ywcanashville and @susannespost, to help spread awareness.

Make a Donation

Donations to this program help us extend our reach and improve our training so more beauty industry professionals can learn the signs of domestic violence, how to help refer victims to resources, and ultimately, save lives. Click here to make a donation gift to Shear Haven.

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Sandie Dickinson
Posted 3 hours ago
Helpful

Very informantive

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Zachary Mills
Posted 6 hours ago
DV is more common than you know

It doesn’t just happen to women

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Janice Edwards
Posted 9 hours ago
Signs of domestic Violence

Course gives very useful information about domestic violence and what signs that we need to look out for to help victims.

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Sams_beauty_barr@icloud.com Arroyo
Posted 11 hours ago
Very important

They have resources and all there are person to help and willing to help so go after it.

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Katrina Martino
Posted 15 hours ago
Very Informative

Great job on the information provided. Easy to follow and share 🙂

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Marisa Knox
Posted 1 day ago
VERY INFORMATIVE!

THANKS FOR THIS GREAT INFORMATION.

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Jennifer R urena
Posted 1 day ago
Information positiva

Me encanta este citio es muy educativo

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andy denton
Posted 1 day ago
becoming more aware

good information

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Richard Race
Posted 1 day ago
GOOD

I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA HOWEVER SPENT TO MUCH TIME IN PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS SHOULD JUST GET INTO THE MATERIAL

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Kayla Evans
Posted 2 days ago
Information 5 star

Great start to learning more and helping others.

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