What is Visitation Camp?

September 12, 2022

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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Unpacking Summer Visitations with Dad

August 15, 2022

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

July 5, 2022

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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What is Visitation Camp?

September 12, 2022

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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Unpacking Summer Visitations with Dad

August 15, 2022

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

July 5, 2022

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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Is your agency prepared to support LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Survivors?

June 9, 2022

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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Supporting Children who are Abused

April 18, 2022

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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Give Safe and Stay Safe: A Commitment to Genesis Donors, Clients and the Community

April 11, 2022

Genesis exists because of people like you who care about and contribute to our mission to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. We are immensely grateful to receive the generous support of our community year after year. At Genesis,…

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Women’s History Month and the History of the Domestic Violence Movement

March 14, 2022

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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La Porte Du Non-Retour

February 28, 2022

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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Teen Dating Violence Resources

February 21, 2022

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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Are you safe to talk?

January 24, 2022

On September 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which among many things, authorized the creation of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.The Texas Council on Family Violence was awarded the grant of $1 million to build and establish The Hotline and the first call was answered on February 21 1996.…

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