‘Cut It Out’ presentation held for salon professionals for domestic violence awareness

Lafayette House in Joplin held event for Salon 529

The Lafayette House in Joplin held a domestic violence awareness presentation called ‘Cut It Out’ to Salon 529 employees.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Cut It Out training is specifically designed for hairdressers and those working in salons.

The program helps educate and train those in the business on how to recognize the signs of their clients and what to do. Some signs and symptoms could include bruises, hair appearing to have been ripped out, difficulty keeping appointments and more.

According to officials, the Lafayette House takes in around 500 women and children each year that are victims of domestic violence.

“Being in a salon they would look for things different, things that an everyday person would not see, like things on the scalp and that sort of thing, so it’s just a good tool for them to realize different abuse and different signs and symptoms from a client standpoint” said Development Assistant with the Lafayette House, Katy Johnson.

This is the first time the Lafayette House has presented the ‘Cut It Out’ training program. They are hoping to reach more salons in the area to provide them with the resources as well.

The National Domestic Violence hotline is 800-799-SAFE.

There are several events this month for Domestic Violence Awareness.

Tuesday, October 8th, the Lafayette House and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority will host a domestic violence awareness education booth in the Lions Den at MSSU.
Monday, October 21st, a Silent Witness Project will be coming to the Joplin Public Library.
Tuesday, October 22nd, One Joplin and the Lafayette House host a ‘Faith Response to Domestic Violence’ conference.

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