Saturday, October 23, 2004

Edmondson enlists stylists in abuse fight

I found this article in the OKC newspaper about probably a week or so ago, but the age won't affect the quality of the report. Our district attorney in OKC, in an effort to curb domestic abuse, is enlisting hair stylists in the effort. They are being trained to recognize the signs of domestic abuse in their customers and ways to encourage the women to get out of these environments.

At first blush, this can seem silly. But the more I thought it over, I realized it made perfect sense. After all, a stylist would be able to see fading bruises on the scalp, places where the hair has been yanked out, and the other tell-tale signs that other folks would miss simply because they don't get the chance to look closely at the scalp and other regions.

The program is called "Cut it Out" and more information can be found here.

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