Economic abuse is a prevalent form of domestic violence. Indeed, by some estimates, 99% of survivors are impacted by some form of economic abuse. In the short-term, economic abuse can hinder survivors’ ability to escape an abusive relationship. In the long-term, economic abuse can carry devastating consequences, including ruined credits, employment issues, homelessness, and legal issues. These consequences adversely affect survivors’ ability to achieve financial stability and security after leaving their abusers. The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) developed this webinar based on the “Moving Ahead Through Financial Management” curriculum, first created by the Allstate Foundation and NNEDV. Topics covered during this webinar include: signs of economic abuse, safety planning with survivors of economic abuse, fundamentals of financial planning and budgeting, factors that affect credit, savings strategies, and short-term and long-term financial planning. Advocates who attend this webinar will come away with an increased understanding of trauma-informed, survivor-centered services to survivors of economic abuse.
Follow this link to view and download the materials for this webinar session: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Nfzzke8Ec1vXIl6SdxOe85t6ic9Gm9U2