PW 1994 Hair-3R’s (recognise, respond and refer) – family violence on how community memebrs play active role in crime prevention

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Abstract

HaiR-3R’s (Recognise, Respond and Refer) aims to promote gender equality by;

Research reveals women develop unique, trusting bonds with their hairdressers. This relationship can lead to sharing beliefs and knowledge about gender inequality and experience of violence. An international review in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Puerto Rico has found high levels of success in shifting community attitudes that support gender inequality.

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS-http://www.edvos.org.au) is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region. EDVOS provides a broad range of integrated services to support women and children who are responding to family violence.

Pre-Post training evaluation on HaiR-3R’s provided valuable quantitative and qualitative insights on how community members can play active role in crime prevention which will result in tangible difference and link to sustainable protective behaviour. EDVOS delivered innovative and internationally evidence-informed community family violence training to over 250 salon professionals within four months therefore will present learnings on:

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