Building Financial Empowerment for Survivors of Domestic Violence: A Path to Hope and Freedom
Published by: Rutgers University Press
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Sales Date: 2023-02-10
Published: February 2023
228 Pages, 152.00 x 228.00 x 10.10 mm, 10 b-w illus.
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Curiously, little of the research on domestic violence has sought to either fully understand the impact of financial abuse or to determine which intervention strategies are most effective for the financial empowerment of survivors. Building Financial Empowerment for Survivors of Domestic Violence aims to address this critical knowledge gap by providing those who work with survivors of domestic violence with practical knowledge on how to empower the financial well-being and stability of survivors. Specifically, every practitioner, human service provider, criminal justice practitioner, financial manager, and corporate supervisor should be screening the women they encounter for economic abuse, and when such abuse is found, they should work with the women toward developing financial safety plans and refer survivors to financial empowerment programs to assist survivors to become free from abuse.
List of Abbreviations
1 What Is Financial Abuse?
2 Impact of Financial Abuse
3 What Is Financial Empowerment?
4 Current Practices on Financially Empowering Survivors
5 Specific Strategies on How to Financially Empower Survivors:
A Practitioner Perspective
6 Call for Action
7 The Future of Financial Empowerment
"At a time when high inflation is having a devastating impact, particularly on single-parent families, and the threat of a recession looms, this book could not be more timely. It alerts us to the need to respond not only to the emotional needs of IPV victims and their children but also to the fact that escape and healing are not possible without a sound financial footing and the economic resources necessary to survive and thrive."Claire M. Renzetti, Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women, University of Kentucky
"This book is a well-needed and superbly crafted volume in the field of domestic violence. It should be widely read, and its lessons put into practice by those who are involved in services and advocacy for survivors of this violence. Financial empowerment needs to be embedded into these services and this book should be on the bookshelf in every shelter and in all the libraries for academics and students alike."Louise Simmons, co-editor of Igniting Justice and Progressive Power: The Partnership for Working Families Cities