Keeping your children entertained while social distancing

April 6, 2020

Social distancing, while necessary, can prove to be difficult, especially for those with children. Many young children, teenagers and parents are likely experiencing levels of confusion and frustration as their schedules and routines are disrupted. As parents, you may be worried that your child’s education will be hindered or that they will quickly become bored…

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Available resources amid COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Although it may be necessary, social distancing is not easy. If you’re like me, you may have experienced some anxiety or frustration or feel uncertain about the future. While this can be scary, it is important to know that you are not alone and there are places that you can turn to for resources and…

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Safety planning if you’re trapped at home

March 20, 2020

While many of us are currently practicing social distancing and staying inside our homes, victims of domestic violence who are trapped with abusers don’t have the luxury of feeling safe. At Genesis, one of the most critical services we provide is safety planning, where a licensed counselor helps a survivor think through practical changes that…

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Keeping your children entertained while social distancing

April 6, 2020

Social distancing, while necessary, can prove to be difficult, especially for those with children. Many young children, teenagers and parents are likely experiencing levels of confusion and frustration as their schedules and routines are disrupted. As parents, you may be worried that your child’s education will be hindered or that they will quickly become bored…

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Available resources amid COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Although it may be necessary, social distancing is not easy. If you’re like me, you may have experienced some anxiety or frustration or feel uncertain about the future. While this can be scary, it is important to know that you are not alone and there are places that you can turn to for resources and…

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Safety planning if you’re trapped at home

March 20, 2020

While many of us are currently practicing social distancing and staying inside our homes, victims of domestic violence who are trapped with abusers don’t have the luxury of feeling safe. At Genesis, one of the most critical services we provide is safety planning, where a licensed counselor helps a survivor think through practical changes that…

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Back to the Future, or Back to the Beginning?

March 18, 2020

If you’re like me, you’ve spent the past several days practicing social distancing. In addition to working from home during the day, which I am fortunate to be able to do, I’ve also been taking some time each night to unplug and unwind by reading or watching a movie. A classic film that I always…

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5 action items in the age of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Practice social distancing. The single most important thing everyone can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is practice social distancing. By now, you’ve most likely heard about “flattening the curve,” which is the concept of slowing the spread of the virus to decrease number of people getting sick all at once. In doing…

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COVID-19 Update

March 14, 2020

Friends of Genesis, As you are aware, there has been increasing concern around the coronavirus epidemic in our community. At Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, we are actively monitoring the situation and are invested in the health of employees, clients and volunteers alike. We are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the potential spread of…

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Creating Systematic Change

March 9, 2020

Over the past 15 years, the Conference on Crimes Against Women has worked to fulfill the mission of providing cutting-edge, relevant training and education to first responders and community stakeholders on best practices regarding the identification, investigation and prosecution of all crimes against women. Created in partnership between the Dallas Police Department and Genesis Women’s…

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Guest blog: All about domestic violence protective orders in Texas

March 2, 2020

This blog was originally written by Julie Blackmon for the O’Neil Wysocki Family Law blog According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced a form of family violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. See generally Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventing Intimate Partner…

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Treating PTSD

February 24, 2020

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based therapy that has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Domestic violence is a traumatic experience and can result in the development of PTSD. Most clients at Genesis experience PTSD symptoms after the verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse they experience…

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How to receive legal help

February 17, 2020

Did you know that Genesis offers free legal services to clients in Dallas County? The Genesis Legal Department has attorneys on staff that can represent Genesis clients in her family law case.  If you are a woman who has experienced intimate partner violence and is seeking legal services for your divorce, custody case or protective…

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