CREVAWC Projects featured in Western News

Bringing Help to the Community
by Patricia Barrett | February 26, 2015

A battered woman will confide in her hairdresser about male partner violence long before she will confide in a family member or turn to a professional for help. This finding led the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at Western to launch a campaign a few years ago called Cut It Out, which teaches stylists how to recognize signs of abuse and how to help. Because salon employees develop relationships with women they see regularly, they’re well positioned to identify behavioural changes. Wright Hair & Co. in London is one of many Ontario salons that have received training.  The campaign underscores CREVAWC’s mission to investigate, educate and prevent violence... Read the full article