The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Stop Economic Abuse

Posted on: 04.29.11

Economic Abuse: The Basics

Economic abuse is a major factor in abusive relationships.  In fact, economic abuse occurs in 98 percent of abusive relationships.  Every day, survivors of domestic violence face complex economic barriers while trying to leave their abusers and again when trying to establish a new life for themselves and their children.  For many survivors, these barriers prevent them from reaching their goals of safety and stability…keep them from leaving the relationship, force them to return to their abusers, and lead to long term financial problems impacting their health and well-being.  This online course is designed to give advocates a basic understanding of economic abuse and some helpful tools for working with survivors. The objectives of this course are:

This course is free of charge and open to the public through GCADV’s Online Training Institute at

First Time Using GCADV’s Online Training Institute?  Getting Started is Easy!

  1. Go to
  2. Become a Registered User – To begin taking classes on this site you must first become a registered user. Click Create New Account inside the Login box at the top of the home page.  Follow the instructions provided for creating a new user account and provide the required information. Within a few minutes you will receive an email message with a link for activating your account. Once you’ve followed the activation link you will be ready to select and enroll in GCADV Training Institute courses.
  3. Browse Available Courses – Scroll to the section titled Available Courses and review the course descriptions, continuing education credits, and registration fee (if applicable).
  4. Enroll in a Class
    Select the class by clicking on its name.  Some courses are open to the public and some require an enrollment key (provided by GCADV).  Click “Enroll me in this course”. 
  5. Follow the instructions for completing the required coursework. 

If you have any questions about the course or technical difficulties with the website please contact Christy Cardina via email.

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