The Subtly Corrosive Impact of Financial Abuse: Identifying and Assisting Victims (webinar)

The Subtly Corrosive Impact of Financial Abuse: Identifying and Assisting Victims

Online webinar
  • Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • 11am - 12 noon AEST
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Money is a powerful tool that can be used to isolate and control. There may be no physical bruises, but the scars of financial abuse are clearly visible in a victim’s bank statement, credit report and eroded financial confidence. According to research by WIRE in 2014, among women who have sought help from domestic violence services, up to 90% have experienced financial abuse.
 
Rachael, a client of RLC, recently told her story in the Sydney Morning Herald: 'It was all controlled by him': How Rachael escaped financial abuse. And in Trapped and Strapped: The Power of Money in Love you can read more about RLC's leading work in this field.
 
In this webinar we will share RLC's experience of investigating cases of financial abuse. We will also increase your knowledge of how to safely negotiate meaningful outcomes with banks, telecommunications providers, utilities providers and other creditors.
 
The webinar will be valuable to all community workers and volunteers, in services such as financial counselling, domestic violence, women's refuges and community legal centres. Some cases will relate to NSW companies, but most of the webinar will be applicable Australia-wide. (This webinar does not focus on elder abuse). 
 
RLC previously presented this topic in 2017. This updated webinar includes substantial new content derived from RLC's recent casework in this area.
 
Presenter: Laura Bianchi, Credit & Debt Solicitor, RLC.
 

Enquiries: Nick Manning on (02) 9698 7277 or email education@rlc.org.au.

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Enquiries: Nick Manning on (02) 9698 7277 or email education@rlc.org.au.