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Salon professionals are key allies in helping fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in Illinois!

Illinois requires Salon Professions to be Trained on Domestic Violence

In 2017, Illinois passed HB 42464 requiring all salon professionals to receive 1-hour of training on sexual assault and domestic violence. 

Salon professionals are key allies in helping fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in Illinois, where 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 2 trans and non-binary folks will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Salon professionals are in the unique position to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse in their clients and co-workers and discretely refer them to supportive services.

ARTICLE: “Illinois domestic violence prevention law has mixed reception amidst introduction at nationwide level”, Daily Northwestern, Feb. 6, 2024

Why train with YWCA Evanston/North Shore?

  • We have trainers certified by the IDFPR.
  • We are the largest provider of comprehensive domestic violence services serving north suburban Cook County for over 30 years.
  • We have trained thousands of professionals on how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and appropriately refer clients for support.
  • We are local!  We know your community because we are your neighbors.  We will be here after the initial training to provide ongoing training support or follow-up as needed.

During a training on domestic violence, attendees who have experienced domestic violence can often experience emotional distress. It is important as an employer you have a trained professional on-site who knows how to appropriately respond to your staff.  If you know you have survivors of domestic violence on staff, we can also provide an on-site counselor during the training.  Fees for this service will be included in your service agreement.

Interested in receiving 1-hour training from YWCA for $25/per person?

Click on the button below to fill out our online form if you are interested in a training hosted by YWCA Evanston/North Shore, now being offered for $25/per person, and we will follow up with you to get a training scheduled.


Contact our Violence Prevention Training Manager, Hannah Gunter at hgunter@ywca-ens.org or call 847-864-8445 ext. 1128.

Yes, I'm interested!