Course Details

Course Description

Research indicates that financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships, while at the same time, survivors often report that concerns over their ability to provide financially for themselves and their children is one of the top reasons for staying in or returning to an abusive relationship. Financial abuse is one of the most powerful methods of keeping a survivor trapped in an abusive relationship and deeply diminishes her ability to stay safe after leaving an abusive relationship. Webinar participants will learn about the basics of financial abuse, the three categories of financial abuse and the potentially long term effects it can have on survivors. Speakers include Allison Smith-Burk, GCADV’s Director of Public Policy.

Continuing Education Hours: 1

This training has been approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for continuing education hours for state-certified domestic violence shelters.


The goal of this webinar is to increase participants understanding of financial abuse and encourage them to utilize the Domestic Violence in the Workplace Toolkit to engage the business community in their coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Indended Audience

Anyone who is part of a Fatality Review Team, Family Violence Task Force, or domestic violence program.

Course Documents and Links