Todos hemos escuchado esto antes. Muchos de nosotros quizá aún lo hemos preguntado. Cuando se trata de conversaciones sobre violencia doméstica, no es raro escuchar esta frecuente pregunta: “¿Por qué ella no se va?” Mientras Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support (Génesis) está trabajando para cambiar la conversación, es importante entender los desafíos que las mujeres…

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Many children of separated or divorced parents are required to spend time with their abusive fathers on weekends and holidays. Many spend one month of the summer and/or two weeks in the winter away from their mom; court-ordered to be with their dad for extended visits. At Genesis, we see the negative effects these visits…

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Children whose parents have shared custody of them may have regular visits with their non-custodial parent throughout the school year. However, holidays and school breaks are a time of extended visitations for the child to spend with their non-custodial parent, or the parent they do not primarily live with. In Texas, when a standard possession…

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Early childhood development is something we know is important. However, what is early childhood development? How does a caregiver know they are fostering an environment for a child that supports their early childhood development? Early childhood development is the early years of a child’s life, when the child is learning about the world. Children take…

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Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault. All three of these come with a very specific image in mind. One that often puts women as the victim and men as the abuser. While this image is not inaccurate, it does fail to reflect the broad impact domestic violence has on our communities and our society,…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in America. Sadly, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the US each year. Studies also show that 60-70% of homes where a woman is abused by her partner, the children are abused as well. And children who were exposed to violence in the home are 15 times more likely…

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Throughout history, women have made numerous and essential contributions to the evolution of humankind and society. However, these contributions have often been yielded invisible or trivialized. As such, since 1981, a version of Women’s History Month has been celebrated to highlight the unique and groundbreaking work of women throughout history. Central to these accomplishments are…

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My name is Cassandra Wesley and my journey with Genesis began a lifetime ago, when I myself fled from an abusive relationship. I often tell people that my life began the day I walked through these doors and, had I not sought services when I did, I would not be who I am today. I…

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At Genesis, we’re committed to creating a societal shift on how people think about violence against women and girls. We recognize the importance of educating teenagers about healthy relationships, particularly during a time in their lives when they may not be eager to discuss uncomfortable topics with their parents or teachers. One in three girls…

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