People who cut hair, do nails, and engage in other cosmetic
work see their clients up close and personal, often hearing intimate details
and observing their clients in ways that others do not see.
As of January 1, 2017, Illinois cosmetologists are required to undergo training
to identify and report domestic violence (HB4264). The Listen. Support. Connectcurriculum will address how to recognize physical and emotional
abuse. The curriculum was designed byChicago Says No MoreandCosmetologists Chicago.
The first training sessions will begin in March 2017.
“We are dedicated to collaborating in
new ways to address the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in the
Chicago metro area and across Illinois,” says Kristie Paskvan, CFO of Mesirow
Financial and founder of Chicago Says No More.