Thursday, Oct 30th at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT
This webinar is completely free and registrants will receive a recorded video of the presentation!
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provides the opportunity to shine a light on this often hidden but not so secret problem. Domestic violence/intimate partner abuse is defined as physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner/spouse.
“Economic Abuse” is an additional and major component of this problem. It is used by abusers to limit and control a partner or spouse’s access to financial resources. Its goal is to keep a partner/spouse financially dependent and unable to leave the relationship. Too often, economic abuse limits victims to choosing between staying in the abusive relationship or facing financial hardship, extreme poverty and homelessness.
This webinar will offer specific tools, methods and insight for addressing the challenges and issues of economic abuse. The goal of this free training session is to help and support everyone who works with (or who is) a victim, survivor, friend, family or colleague of someone experiencing domestic and economic abuse.
Topics of Discussion
- The Basics of Economic Abuse.
- Why Financial Abuse Matters.
- The Three Forms of Economic Abuse.
- How Prevalent Financial Abuse Is.
- How to Assess Clients for Economic Abuse.
- How to Help Victims of Financial Abuse.
Amanda M Stylianou, MSW, LCSW, PhD(C)
Amanda M Stylianou, MSW, LCSW, PhD(C), is the Director of Research and Evaluation at Safe Horizon in NYC and a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Ms. Stylianou is an expert in the topic of economic abuse among interpersonal relationships. Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.