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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY

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Salon Professionals Help Say
'Cut It Out' to Domestic Violence

by Ellen Lyon, Communications Specialist, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Lehigh County cosmetologist Eileen Hale still remembers the sad young woman, only 17 and already married with children, who sat in her salon chair a few years ago.

The woman’s older husband told Hale how to cut his wife’s hair. Later, when he was distracted by the children, the woman, an immigrant, told Hale her desperate story in broken English. She had married at 14 and was being abused by her husband. Thanks to the training Hale had received through “CUT IT OUT,” a domestic violence intervention program for salon professionals, she knew just what to do.

 “I told her she should try going to the bathroom before she left here because that’s where the poster (with a domestic violence hotline telephone number) was,” Hale recalled. “You have to skirt around the edges of things and listen more than you talk. … You just can’t get on top of people” who admit they are victims of domestic violence, she said.

CUT IT OUT, developed by Dianne Mooney and The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham with help from the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, started in Alabama in 2001. The program was expanded and launched nationally in 2003 through a partnership of the National Cosmetology Association, Clairol Professional and Southern Living at HOME.

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Pennsylvania to Host ‘Broadband Summit’ this Fall

The state will host the 2010 Pennsylvania Broadband Summit this fall to move closer toward the goal of making high-capacity, affordable, reliable and sustainable broadband services available for all residents, businesses and institutions.

The Summit takes place Sept. 20 - 21 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center in Camp Hill, Cumberland County.  To register or learn more, visit www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/pa-broadband.

The free event will explore practical applications of broadband technology, potential solutions to challenges related to access and adoption, as well as details of the state and national broadband plans. 

High-speed Internet access is fast becoming an economic, educational, and social necessity.  Communities and businesses that have it are positioned to compete in the global marketplace.  Those that don’t risk being on the wrong side of an ever-growing digital divide. 

“Broadband is a key driver for economic development, public safety, education, health care, and job creation. Without question, broadband connectivity is the life-blood of the digital economy,” said Governor Edward G. Rendell. “You can’t overstate its impact on public services, local economies and quality of life.”


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717.783.7130 | st-cosmetology@pa.gov
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