Asset building tools can be effectively used in domestic violence advocacy. A comprehensive financial education curriculum, an Individual Development Account Program, and an affordable, mainstream financial product can provide survivors of domestic violence with opportunities to build financial self-sufficiency while also helping to increase their self-esteem and aspirations about the future.
On Monday, October 26, 2009, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy will host a webinar on how asset building tools can be effectively used in domestic violence advocacy. Representatives that are currently implementing asset building strategies will share information with participants and answer questions.
Andrea Kovach, Integrating Asset-Building Strategies into Domestic Violence Advocacy, 43 Clearinghouse Review 148 (July-Aug. 2009)
KDVA Economic Empowerment Project, National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention, Feb. 2009
Kentucky Asset Success Initiative, 2009 Annual Report
Exploring the Intersection Between Financial Capability and Domestic Violence
Materials from a workshop hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Social Security Administration, and the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security
CFED's 2009-2010 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard offers a comprehensive, timely assessment of the financial security of households and individuals at the state level--and allows comparison by state and, where possible, race, gender, and income. Its scope and framework give a useful, strategic view of the economic drivers and of the policies that can accelerate and expand asset building and economic opportunity. The Scorecard ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 58 performance measures in five issue areas: financial assets and income, businesses and jobs, housing and homeownership, health care, and education.