Addressing Financial Abuse Guide

31 August 2017 - 1 minute read

Addressing Financial Abuse: A Domestic and Family Violence Community Resource Guide

“Research conducted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) in partnership with Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) has found that financial abuse – a common, but often difficult to detect elements of domestic violence – represents an area that goes unaddressed through a lack of education or access to resources.

This booklet has been designed for people who work with victims/survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV) to help them identify and provide support for those experiencing financial abuse. In it you will find examples of financial abuse, strategies for recognising people who may be experiencing financial abuse, and direction to resources that may be helpful when assisting those impacted by financial abuse. We have also included a series of resources that workers can use when supporting those impacted by financial abuse. These are designed to provide guidance both for people currently in a financially abusive relationship, and for those who were in one previously and are now becoming financially independent.”