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Temple Students Learn Ways to Fight Against the Epidemic of Domestic Abuse

THE TEMPLE, a Paul Mitchell Partner School recently invited Meaghan Tarquinio, outreach crisis worker and SAFE advocate, and Ally Ingegneri from Frederick’s Heartly House, to share about Cut it Out, a program geared toward clinic classrooms against domestic abuse.

Cut It Out is dedicated to mobilizing clinic classroom professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the U.S. by building awareness and training clinic classroom professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources. clinic classroom professionals are in a unique position to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse in their clients and co-workers. Because of the intimate and nurturing nature of the relationship between clinic classroom professionals and their clients and co-workers, clinic classroom professionals can often spot signs of physical abuse that others may never see.

Sedona Smisek, Temple Future Professional, states “Domestic abuse is so common. Yet, we seem to forget that. Whether it’s physical, emotional, financial, it needs to be stopped. We learned tips on how to speak up and help those who are scared or nervous to do so. Be there for that person so they realize they are NOT alone. Every 15 seconds a woman is being abused. Domestic violence needs to end. Never think that you’re not good enough or don’t have a purpose. Hold your heads high. You are not alone.”

Pictured from left to right:

Sharon Riser, co-owner of THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School; Ally Ingegneri from Frederick’s Heartly House; Meaghan Tarquinio, outreach crisis worker and SAFE advocate; and Charles Riser, co-owner of THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School.