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Military Teens and Economic Abuse

Thu July 27th: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About this Webinar

A 2021 FUTURES Without Violence survey found that more than two-thirds of teens experienced educational sabotage, employment interference, and financial control within their dating relationships. Yet, less than half recognized this as abusive behavior. Parents, educators, and youth-focused practitioners have an essential role to play in raising awareness to help prevent the long-term personal, career, and financial impacts teen economic abuse can have on survivors of dating violence.

Join this webinar to learn about skills and practices to engage and support military-connected teens in identifying and maintaining healthy, economically supportive relationships.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe economic abuse as an aspect of teen dating violence
  2. Understand the prevalence and consequences of TDV economic abuse
  3. Recognize racial and gender disparities in experiences of economic abuse
  4. Discuss the norms and expectations that contribute to economic abuse among teens


Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski HeadshotSarah Gonzalez (she/her) — Associate Director, Workplace and Economic Justice, leads FUTURES Without Violence economic justice initiatives, focusing on safe, sustainable employment and economic mobility. She provides strategic direction for FUTURES’ economic justice policy portfolio and oversees the National Resource Center, Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence. This program collaborates with employers, labor organizations, workers, and survivors to create safer, equitable, and worker-centered workplaces.

Sarah also leads programming aimed at improving access to quality employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence. She has launched groundbreaking research studies on economic sabotage, control, and exploitation and their impacts on adolescents experiencing relationship abuse. Prior to joining FUTURES, Sarah oversaw the Economic Security for Survivors Project at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Wider Opportunities for Women. She holds a BA from Colgate University and an MPP from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

The following CE credits will be submitted for this session:

  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK.
  • Case Managers: This program will be submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This program will be submitted to the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLEs
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program will be submitted to The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC): This webinar will be submitted to the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education for AFCs for 1.0 CE credit
  • Certified Personal Financial Counselors (CPFC): This webinar will be submitted to the Center for Financial Certifications for 1.0 CE credit for CPFCs
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance will be available for those interested in documenting additional professional development activities

Event Materials

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