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Economic Abuse
Eleanor Bray

About the Project

Economic Abuse is a form of Intimate Partner Violence where the abuser uses tactics to control their partner’s ability to acquire, use or maintain economic resources. A national survey from The Allstate Foundation found that 99% of Domestic Violence Survivors have experienced some kind of Economic Abuse. It is a pervasive social problem that often gets overlooked or only briefly touched on even in Domestic Violence spaces. Economic Abuse leaves different types of scars: ruined credit, debt, unstable finances, difficulty securing employment due to gaps in your resume, housing instability-- all on top of the mental health impacts. In looking at existing interventions for Economic Abuse, few studies focus on preventative measures. The following resources are a result of my graduate research project for my Master's of Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles.

Click here to read the entire project

Click here to see my resume

For Students/Schools

Click for Economic Abuse slides for high school aged youth

Click for school appropriate posters (high school and college level) about Economic Abuse

For Parents

Click for fact sheet on Economic Abuse

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Are you experiencing economic abuse?

Seek Support.

Economic Abuse is a serious form of Intimate Partner Violence, with lasting psychological and financial impacts. 

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline if you or someone you know is in need of services for economic abuse: 1-800-799-SAFE

Financial Resources: Your Money, Your Goals

Have you utilized these resources? Let me know with your feedback below.

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