The ABC’s of Coping

January 11, 2021

Here at Genesis, we talk a lot about coping skills during counseling. What are coping skills and why are they so important? Coping skills are activities or actions that a person can take to manage overwhelming emotions. We all do things to help us cope with our feelings throughout any given day, even if you’re…

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When Kindness is Manipulative

January 5, 2021

Being in an abusive relationship can be confusing and scary. Most abusive relationships begin the same way as any other relationship – strong feelings of love and attraction and experiences that are fun and exciting. Over time, the abusive partner may begin to have behaviors that feel “off” to the other partner. Maybe he* begins…

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Why We Don’t Teach Self Defense

December 14, 2020

I recently took a self-defense class. A friend invited me, knowing how I am a sucker for anything “female empowerment” based. I had some apprehensions about the course, recognizing why we do not tie self-defense classes with domestic violence work, but I tried to go in with an open mind. I learned some things about…

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5 Ways to Be Her First Step Away from Domestic Violence

January 29, 2018

Although teens should learn about teen dating violence, none should have to learn the way that Noelle “Cricket” Jones did one week ago today when she was shot at school. This shooting took place in the backyard of Dallas – only 40 miles south – in Italy, Texas. Just minutes before school started, a 16-year-old…

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It’s Time for More Than Hashtags. It’s Time for Change.

January 18, 2018

In the wake of the Weinstein scandal that shook Hollywood in October, we stereotypically think of a Hollywood producer and a starlet on the couch when we think of sexual harassment. In reality, one-third of American women say they’ve been sexually harassed in the workplace. Low-wage workers like those who work in food service and…

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Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence: A Lethal Link

January 16, 2018

This story was written July 10, 2017 by Genesis CEO and President Jan Langbein and originally posted in the Star-Telegram. This week, we continue to mourn the deaths and remember the lives of five Dallas police officers who were gunned down a year ago: Dallas Police officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens and Michael…

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Relying on Faith

January 15, 2018

“It is not an enemy who taunts me – I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me – I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you – my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house…

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The Beginning of the End of Domestic Violence

January 15, 2018

Every 9 seconds, a woman is abused by someone she thought she trusted. Not only is domestic violence a national epidemic, it’s happening at an alarming rate close to home. Each year, more than 180,000 incidents are reported in Texas alone. Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support was created to give those women a way out.…

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