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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.

Ratings and Reviews

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735 Ratings
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Garrett Hubbard
Posted 1 min ago

What a great way to support and help victims in need. I’m very moved by the people who were behind making this course.

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Lavola Williams
Posted 11 mins ago

This was very straight to the point and something that is practical , yet powerful! Thank you

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Monique Ferby
Posted 2 hours ago
That bruises don’t have to show but still can be abused!

Very educational for me with my clients

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Linda Slater
Posted 3 hours ago
Great Video

The video was right on.

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Ashlinn Moore
Posted 4 hours ago
How helpful cosmetologists can be

I am really glad to have the opportunity to learn more about domestic abuse and how to help prevent and help those around me.

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Lora Langley
Posted 5 hours ago
Very informative

Eye-opening and informative

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Andrea Young
Posted 8 hours ago
That this happens to anyone

Brilliant course, its just good to know if we come across anyone in this type of relationship we can help them to connect to professional that can help them through this awful time.

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Kathleen viner
Posted 9 hours ago
Red flags and trust

This provides positive interaction with your client. Offers a way to share trust and information.

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Sharon Garmon
Posted 10 hours ago
Everything I can about domestic violence

This was an excellent course. Great information and needed.

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Holly Beeler
Posted 12 hours ago
This could help save a friend!

This was a quick video and even quicker quiz, this is great for all of us! It is important to know all the signs of Domestic Violence. Thank you for this training!

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