Financial abuse can take many forms and occurs across all socio-economic, educational, and racial and ethnic groups. Withholding money, stealing identity, incurring debt, hiding assets, preventing access to employment or controlling how money is spent are all ways to gain power and keep a survivor trapped in an abusive relationship.Resources from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) target financial abuse and address how to build financial independence. While the materials are specific to survivors of domestic violence, everyone can benefit from the information provided.Learning about and practicing healthy financial skills can help runaway and homeless youth build a better future. Skills such as understanding budgeting and building credit histories can help youth sign up for a cell phone plan or secure affordable housing.In this slideshow, the Clearinghouse highlights the resources offered by NNEDV. The web page also includes additional resources on financial literacy and runaway and homeless youth. [Modified Author Abstract]
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