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Domestic Violence: Helping Survivors Obtain Economic Freedom

Thu February 12, 2015: 11:00 am-1:00 pm EST

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This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of economic abuse and its negative impacts on domestic violence victims. The presenter will highlight what advocates and mental health clinicians need to know about economic abuse and how economic security can serve as a defense against domestic violence. Strategies to empower victims on a larger level, such as implementing domestic violence policies in the workplace, will also be discussed.

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Dr. Ludy Green is an expert on U.S. domestic violence and human trafficking issues, as well as an internationally acclaimed speaker. Drawing on her 18 years of experience in the human resources field, Ludy Green founded Second Chance Employment Services to help women at risk find stable employment, assisting them in achieving financial independence.

An advocate for women and children for over 20 years, Green has served as a U.S. delegate to Vietnam, Chile and most recently as a Cultural Ambassador to Syria and Jordan. Green has been appointed to prestigious boards, commissions, and advisory positions. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a champion of women-at-risk and in the human resources and advocacy sectors. Green’s recent trips to Jordan and Syria focused on financial empowerment of women as a necessary solution to global economic inequality.

Dr. Green was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as Cultural Ambassador of the United States in Human Trafficking to Jordan and Syria in 2009. She served as a U.S. Delegate to Malaysia (2013), Turkey (2011), Chile (2009), and at the Global Summit of Women Vietnam (2008). November 2013, she was a presenter at the Qatar International Business Women Forum in Qatar. In 2006 she was appointed by the U.S. Attorney General to the Advisory Council of Domestic Violence Against Women. Dr. Green was also appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia; elected to serve on the Commission of the Status of Women in Virginia; and elected to the Economic Development Commission in the District of Columbia.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

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