Kildonan UnitingCare together with Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service have released a groundbreaking research report on economic abuse, a little recognised form of domestic and family violence.
The research revealed that, just like other forms of family violence, economic abuse can have devastating and long term impacts for women and children.
Economic abuse is behaviour that controls 'a woman's ability to acquire, use, and maintain economic resources, thus threatening her economic security and potential for self-sufficiency'. The research provides a better understanding of this insidious and often hidden form of family violence and outlines recommendations of how industry, government and community sectors can better identify and prevent economic abuse.
This research was made possible through support from SHARE Community Appeal and forms part of a Kildonan UnitingCare initiative to address the impacts of economic abuse in the community. A copy of the report is available here or for further information contact Sue Fraser at Kildonan UnitingCare: