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What does trauma-informed childcare mean?

October 11, 2021

At Genesis, our primary mission is “to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence.” One of the most fundamental ways in which we do this at our residential campus is by providing childcare to our clients with children. While at residential, clients will be meeting with clinical and advocacy staff…

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Breaking the Cycle

October 4, 2021

The way we treat our children can have lifelong effects on them. Children’s brains are still developing, and as adults, they are learning from us how the world works. It is our job as adults to teach and show them how they deserve to be treated and give them tools to prepare them for the…

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Support Genesis for North Texas Giving Day

September 13, 2021

The largest community-wide giving event in the nation, North Texas Giving Day, is September 23! For more than 35 years, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has been working to help women and children who have experienced the trauma of domestic violence, and since we opened our doors, the loyal support of our community has sustained…

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Centering Rural Needs in the Fight to End Domestic Violence

September 6, 2021

The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR) is hosting its inaugural national, virtual conference, Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this year, Oct. 4-5, 2021. ICCR is a program of the Conference on Crimes Against Women that works with rural communities to create and sustain a Coordinated Community…

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August 30, 2021

Financial abuse is one of the most common, yet forgotten, forms of abuse. According to a Center for Financial Security study, 99% of domestic abuse victims experience some form of economical abuse. Financial abuse can take many forms; some common forms are stealing or withholding money. It is important to recognize the signs of financial…

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The Bystander’s Guide to Domestic Violence

August 23, 2021

Many of us know the unfortunate statistics when it comes to domestic violence – 1 in 3 women in the United States will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime. We also know that the majority of abuse happens behind closed doors. But what about those rare moments when the abuse seeps outside of the…

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Media and Domestic Violence

August 16, 2021

The media is the largest, broadest and deepest form of communication to the masses. With that unyielding power comes colossal pressure and responsibility to convey messages and share information in an accurate, reliable way with integrity and empathy. Unfortunately, the dynamo that is media sometimes drops the ball and stories are delivered in a biased…

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Why healthy communication won’t fix an abusive relationship

August 2, 2021

It seems like nowadays, every social media platform and magazine rack is filled with articles promising to transform relationships with just “5 new steps” or “7 easy communication techniques.” Over the years, there have been amazing advances in research that prove that relationships and communication can improve by utilizing concepts such as mindfulness, bids for…

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First Responder Lethality on Domestic Violence Calls

July 26, 2021

Danger for One Can Mean Danger for All According to the 2020 National Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report, out of the 264 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2020, the second highest cause of death was firearms-related fatalities, where 48 officers were killed in the line of duty – and 7 out…

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Answering the call

July 19, 2021

Faith leaders respond to domestic violence and sexual assault of women  As the name suggests, the Podcast on Crimes Against Women (PCAW) covers a wide variety of topics related to the investigation of violent crimes and their impact on women. In June 2021, I had the unique privilege to interview a diverse group of faith…

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