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Our training officer Casandra Deon-Wierda, made the front page news on The Advertiser, with a program to teach hairdressers and beauty therapists to spot the signs of domestic violence and respond appropriately.

“The hairdressers’ is a safe place — it’s not a place where men are often found — and the relationship between a client and their hairdresser can be quite strong and trustworthy,” said Working Women’s Centre SA’s training officer, Casandra Deon-Wierda.

“So it’s important that hairdressers have the right tools and education necessary to respond to domestic and family violence disclosures, for the safety of their clients and for their own wellbeing.”

We are also proud to announce that Casandra was awarded a $10,000 grant to fund the project through SafeWork SA’s annual Augusta Zadow Awards.

Read the story on The Advertiser’s website here