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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. 

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.

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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Bennie anderson
Posted 3 hours ago
It ca happen t o any one

I like it all

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Lauren Gish
Posted 10 hours ago
Susanne is amazing.

This is a great course. SO glad it is apart of TN licensing

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Paulette Sibbet
Posted 14 hours ago
doing my part to help with domestic violence detection.

great training. Very informative.

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Amanda B Cartwright-Felton
Posted 1 day ago
Important Information About Domestic Violence

Information was very helpful & greatly detailed

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Lisa Bailey
Posted 1 day ago
GREAT INFORMATION

Such a terrible part of life , to live with an abuser, especially mentally and financially, and feel that you cannot do anything. I will pass this information on to ladies that I know need it. Thankyou

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Olivia Frost
Posted 1 day ago
The more than just physical signs

Domestic abuse has emotional signs and people dont want someone to tell them what to do but to be a helping hand and listen, they have a million things going on and sometimes are too afraid to see it.

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Joyce Burnette
Posted 2 days ago
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS REAL

Excellent

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Joan Campbell
Posted 2 days ago
Very helpful and to the point

Wonderful Training

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Kalina Brittain
Posted 2 days ago
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very informative

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jasmine deakin
Posted 2 days ago
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YES

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