With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we would love to spread awareness to the many benefits available.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
For more information please visit this link: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence
As stated above one form of domestic violence is economic also known as financial abuse, we've partnered with annuity.org to provide you with information on this topic. Financial abuse occurs in up to 98% of abusive relationships and is one of the top reasons that it is difficult for people to leave. Unfortunately, many people do not even recognize financial abuse as abuse. To address this prevalent issue and provide the necessary education on this topic, annuity.org has created a guide covering the following:
- What financial abuse is
- The warning signs
- Ways to tell if someone is being financially abused
- Helpful resources and more
They've also included their guide on financial literacy for women.
A special thank you to Jazmin Regist Outreach Coordinator at Annuity who provided the information on financial abuse stated above.
Reminder: “Your scars remind you that you did indeed survive your deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind you that the damage life has inflicted on you, in many places, left you stronger and more resilient.”
— Steve Goodier
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