Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
Free
Get Started

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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9
Avg. Rating
1434 Ratings
5
1324
4
68
3
21
2
5
1
16
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
Sandra Thomas
Posted 2 hours ago
Great training

It’s good info to know when you’re working behind the chair.

×
Preview Image
Alana Thompson
Posted 5 hours ago
Informational

I loved the various information and techniques useable for work places to handle these situations.

×
Preview Image
Rachel Laurent
Posted 10 hours ago
good

its a fgood course

×
Preview Image
Lois Little
Posted 11 hours ago
THANK YOU

eye opening. I will now be more aware of the signs of DV. Great training. Thank you for sharing this.

×
Preview Image
Lynn Thomas
Posted 13 hours ago
signs of ABUSE

I liked everything about the video! I thought it touched on alot! will rembember this in daily life. I had no idea what to expect to watch, but glad I did.

×
Preview Image
Karen Creasy
Posted 1 day ago
.

.

×
Preview Image
Chance Parker
Posted 1 day ago
Great Training!

The video and training were great!

×
Preview Image
Kaitlyn Plunkett
Posted 1 day ago
The video

I liked the video and the program for education purposes

×
Preview Image
David George
Posted 1 day ago
Great knowledge

The information in this video was pretty on point. Some of the shared knowledge I had no clue. Thank you for this

×
Preview Image
Raquel Harden
Posted 1 day ago
knowing the sign...

very good information, that can help myself and others. just knowing the sign is very much needed.

×
Preview Image
Show more reviews
What's your experience? We'd love to know!