NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Whereas types come and go, Liza DeCamp’s hairstylist has been a relentless for greater than 15 years.
“Alright Liza, inform me what we’re doing,” stated Shana Hoy, proprietor of Harlow Salon on Music Row. “One thing completely different? Okay, good.”
These two have confided rather a lot since DeCamp first grew to become a shopper in 2006. “You are feeling comfy and also you need to have the ability to share with what’s happening in your life,” stated DeCamp.
They’ve talked about moments they will always remember, and those they need they may. “Once I was a youngster I had a boyfriend that was abusive,” stated DeCamp.
It has been many years since Liza was trapped in a harmful relationship, however she’s nonetheless grateful somebody near her, helped her get out. “I by no means believed that I deserved to have anybody higher in my life. I used to be very insecure,” she admits.
For a lot of, that shut confidant can find yourself being their hairstylist.
“Yea shoppers confide in you and inform you about — issues which can be occurring of their house,” stated Hoy.
That is why the YWCA of Nashville and Center Tennessee is championing a proposed invoice that may make it obligatory for cosmetology professionals like Shana to undergo coaching concerning the warning indicators for home violence. “Whether or not there’s been hair pulled out, whether or not there’s bruising across the neck, that’s an enormous piece. Having the ability to see the indicators, the bodily indicators,” stated Michelle Mowrey Johnson, Senior Director of Communications for the YWCA of Nashville and Center Tennessee.
The category would present stylists the out there sources that they may then move alongside to their prospects in want. “Easy methods to refer a shopper to sources, it’s not a compulsory reporting invoice,” stated Johnson.
In contrast to docs, stylists would not be required to report what they’ve heard. Their foremost focus can be sharing sources with those that want it.
The invoice requires as much as an hour’s value of coaching, however the YWCA truly has a program on-line that you would be able to full by yourself time, and takes lower than 25 minutes. Anybody can full the coaching. You may entry it here.
“If we had the sources to present to folks, I believe that may be fantastic,” stated Hoy.
Hoy says she already loves the concept, as a result of the one factor extra necessary than her shopper’s model, is their security. “I say my shopper however I actually imply my buddy,” stated Hoy.
The Tennessee Senate handed the invoice unanimously. Members of the Tennessee Home are scheduled to vote on the measure on Monday.
In the event you or somebody who wants assist, the YWCA’s Home Violence Hotline is 800–334–4628. You can too ship a textual content to 615–983–5170.