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Salon professionals invited to attend free training

Posted by boston.com  November 9, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office:

Salon and barbershop professionals from Stoneham are invited to a free training on how to identify signs of domestic violence and to learn about the resources available for victims led by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Stoneham Police and Stoneham Alliance Against Violence.

A program of the Professional Beauty Association Foundation, Cut It Out mobilizes salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the country by building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients, friends, family and co-workers to local resources.

 The training program for the stylists in Stoneham is part of the third phase of the Middlesex District Attorney’s program to bring Cut It Out to towns throughout Middlesex County through the creation of public-private partnerships. The training has also been provided to vocational school and professional training programs at Empire Beauty Schools.

 The program brings participants together with domestic violence service agencies as well as domestic violence officers from local police departments. Refreshments will be provided.

 WHAT: Cut It Out, domestic violence training for Stoneham area salon employees

 WHY: Salon professionals build long-standing relationships with their clients. It is not unusual for them to serve as confidantes, enabling salon professionals to identify warning signs common in abusive relationships. Salon professionals are in a unique position to observe physical injuries on their clients’ heads, faces, arms and hands.

 WHEN: November 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE: Stoneham Police Department 47 Central St., Stoneham

 CONTACT: To register for the free program, please call Linda Leis at the Stoneham Police Station at 781-438-1215 x3106

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