• Be an Ally

    Thanks to your close and trusted relationships with clients, you can serve as their first line of support during difficult and dangerous situations.

  • Gain Confidence

    Knowledge is power. Knowing what steps to take when faced with a tough situation will help you feel more confident. Clients will feel it. Co-workers will feel it. This ripple effect is a good thing.

  • Inspire Client Loyalty

    Showing that you genuinely care for your clients’ well-being is the right thing to do. But it has the added benefit of helping you build a loyal customer base.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship you are not alone. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline now at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | TheHotline.org. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Course Outline


  • 1

    DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS (1-HOUR COURSE)

    • Welcome Message

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Introduction p. 2

    • Why Us?

    • Why Us? p. 2

    • What do I need to know?

    • The Time is Now

    • Activity

    • Activity p. 2

  • 3

    Learning Objectives

    • By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • 4

    Lesson 1: Domestic Abuse Defined

    • What is Domestic Abuse?

    • Who is Involved?

    • Why Does Domestic Abuse Occur?

    • Scope of the Problem

    • Remember

    • The Mirror

    • Activity

    • Activity

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 2: The Cycle of Violence

    • Cycle of Violence

    • Tension-Building Phase

    • Tension-Building Phase p. 2

    • Abusive Incident Phase

    • Abusive Incident Phase p. 2

    • Honeymoon Phase

    • Honeymoon Phase p. 2

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 3: Types of Domestic Abuse

    • Types of Abuse

    • Physical Abuse

    • Signs of Physical Abuse

    • Emotional Abuse

    • Signs of Emotional Abuse

    • Sexual Abuse

    • Signs of Sexual Abuse

    • Financial Abuse

    • Signs of Financial Abuse

    • Elder Abuse

    • Signs of Elder Abuse

    • LGBTQI Abuse

    • Signs of LGBTQI Abuse

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Why Do Survivors Stay?

    • Why Stay?

    • Why Stay? p. 2

    • Risks of Leaving

    • Risks of Leaving p. 2

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 8

    Lesson 5: How You Can Help

    • How Do I Help?

    • Assisting Someone in an Abusive Relationship

    • What to Ask

    • What to Say

    • What Not to Say

    • What to Do

    • I am ABLE

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 9

    Domestic Abuse Awareness Exam

    • Exam Overview

    • Exam

  • 10

    Resources

    • Resources

  • 11

    Disclaimer

    • Disclaimer

  • 12

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

FAQs

  • Why should I take this training course?

    Whether you are a student, recently licensed, or seasoned professional this training course is for you. With around one hour of time spent learning, you will understand everything that you need to know to be an ally for your clients. It’s important to understand that Domestic Violence is on the rise in the United States—let’s learn how to fight against it.

    Upon completion of the course, you will receive 1 credit towards your Milady RISE Certification. To complete and receive this certification you’ll also need to take the Infection Control (2-Hour) Course and Human Trafficking Awareness Course.

  • How long is this course?

    The training course should take you anywhere from 45 minutes hours to 2 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 5 lessons in the training course with an assessment at the end of each lesson as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score 70% in order to obtain the Certificate of Completion.

  • Does the certification ever expire?

    Yes. Milady understands the importance of always pursuing knowledge and refreshing what you learn in an effort to make sure that professionals are best prepared for every situation that arises. With an important course like this, you should always have the best up-to-date information on how to handle the situation and fight against Domestic Violence for your clients’ well-being.

  • Where does the revenue that's generated from this course go?

    We donate one-third of the proceeds to PBA's CUT IT OUT® program, a program dedicated to mobilizing salon and spa professionals, students and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States.

    The rest of the funds are used to partially offset costs of running two programs:
    1. RISE Partner School program. Provides FREE access to Human Trafficking Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, and practical Infection Control to beauty program students through their school.
    2. RISE Scholarship (managed by the Professional Beauty Association). A yearly fund of $10,000 (two entry periods, twenty $500 scholarship recipients per year) for students and industry professionals who completed all three courses and got RISE Certified in Client Well-Being and Safety.

Protect your clients, give a voice to the most vulnerable, and make a positive impact on your community.

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Different types of abuse

Karen Gonzalez-Valle

I liked that this course teaches you and keeps you informed of all the different types of abuse and how you can help anyone who is in a domestic relationship.

I liked that this course teaches you and keeps you informed of all the different types of abuse and how you can help anyone who is in a domestic relationship.

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5 star rating

Informative and Well put together

Kadijah Evans

This is my first time ever taking a course of this nature and I must say I am very happy I did! Before this course, I would not know what to look for or even...

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This is my first time ever taking a course of this nature and I must say I am very happy I did! Before this course, I would not know what to look for or even what to say when faced with such a predicament. The course was so informative and I heavily recommend all stylists, estheticians, nail tech, or anyone else for that matter, sign up and take this course!

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5 star rating

Very thorough and informative

Kelly Hall

This is such an important issue. I am so glad y'all are doing this! Thank you!

This is such an important issue. I am so glad y'all are doing this! Thank you!

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