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Financial Abuse

Let's Change the Conversation From Blaming Victims to Empowering Survivors

YWCA USA | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

What most people don't understand is that there's an invisible weapon involved in nearly every case of domestic violence. This weapon doesn't leave black eyes or bruises. But, it's just as strong as a lock and key in silently holding an individual hostage in a violent relationship.

Why Have Our Parents Become Targets for Financial Abuse?

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

Scam artists go where the money is. Forty-four percent of all wealth in America lies with older Americans. In addition, the concentration of people in this category is growing by 8,000 people per day as the baby boomers--those born after 1945 and prior to 1965--enter this peak wealth stage of their life in record numbers beginning in 2011.

Here's The Number One Reason Victims of Domestic Violence Stay

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

To help lessen the economic barrier that so many domestic violence victims face, YWCA USA is working to pass the Healthy Families Act. While the bill's core component ensures the accrual of seven paid sick days for all workers, it also provides for "paid safe days" so that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking can seek out safety and assistance without the threat of lost wages

Melissa Jeltsen

The Insidious Form Of Domestic Violence That No One Talks About | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

Imagine you're in an abusive relationship and you desperately want to leave. But your husband controls the family finances, and he doles out only a sm...

Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice C. Washington

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physic...

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

Melissa Jeltsen

Kerry Washington Sheds Light On An Invisible Kind Of Domestic Abuse | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women

Kerry Washington wants to keep the conversation about domestic violence going. On Monday, the Emmy-nominated actress spoke out about an often-over...

Financial Abuse: 6 Signs and What You Can Do About it

Ginger Dean | Posted 09.27.2014 | Money
Ginger Dean

Financial abuse is something that we rarely discuss openly since it is often insidious and wrapped up in the confines of what appears to be otherwise, a normal relationship. So what are the signs and what can be done about it?

MSNBC Pundit Reveals The True Danger Of Stephen A. Smith's Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

ESPN panelist Stephen A. Smith has been roundly panned for his comments on domestic violence, in which he suggested women should do what they can not ...

Melissa Jeltsen

The One Type Of Abuse No One Talks About | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- M.A. has no bruises or scars from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. That is, unless you look at her bank account. ...

Financial Abuse

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Meryl Hartstein

We have all heard the painful stories of spousal abuse. We have a good idea what physical abuse is, and we are also aware of the terrible effects of emotional abuse. There is another type of abuse that is not as well known, but can be equally damaging, and that is financial abuse.

Domestic Violence: Everybody's Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Marcia G. Yerman

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.