Cut It Out

Salon professionals are in a unique position to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse in their clients and co-workers. Because of the intimate and nurturing nature of the relationship between salon professionals and their clients and co-workers, salon professionals can often spot signs of physical abuse that others may never see.

Research shows that most battered women never call the police or go to a shelter. However, they do usually talk about the abuse with someone they trust. Because salon professionals are skilled and experienced listeners who are personally interested in those around them, many victims suffering from abuse feel comfortable confiding in them – even if they would never tell anyone else. For an abused woman, the salon may be an ideal environment to seek out help because it may be one of the few places she is allowed to go without her abuser.

With proper training on how to recognize the signs of abuse and safely refer victims to help, salon professionals can become invaluable and influential community partners in the fight against domestic abuse.

To host a 1.5 hour training with your salon, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jaci.  jaci@safehavenshelter.org or 218-740-6601

In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence

In this training, participants move, do, think and experience the lives of survivors. This activity is great for educating a broad range of community and professional groups and can be facilitated in sessions of one to two hours.

To schedule a training or to ask any questions, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jaci  jaci@safehavenshelter.org or 218-740-6601

In Her Shoes: Economic Justice Edition

This version of In Her Shoes® will increase awareness of the additional struggles survivors of domestic violence face when they are poor. The perspective of the abusive partner is also represented in the Economic Justice Edition. Most useful for longer training sessions (2-2.5 hours) where there are opportunities for group discussion.

To schedule a training or to ask any questions, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jaci  jaci@safehavenshelter.org or 218-740-6601

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence

Designed with the classroom in mind, In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is an engaging way to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships with young people in one class period. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationships and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others.  This can be facilitated in a classroom setting or is perfect for parents, social workers and youth groups.

To schedule a training or to ask any questions, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jaci  jaci@safehavenshelter.org or 218-740-6601

Content Area Specific Training

We are able to collaborate with you on a training specific to your line of work.  We’ve collaborated with healthcare, higher education, high schools and more to create customized training.

To schedule a training or to ask any questions, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jaci  jaci@safehavenshelter.org or 218-740-6601