Financial Abuse: What It Is & How to Respond
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Originally Published: April 20, 2021
Original Author: Robert Hinojosa, LCSW
Original Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS
Updated: May 20, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Get Financially Educated” and “Take Recovery One Step at a Time”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.