Occupational Therapy at Genesis

September 19, 2023

Occupational Therapy (OT) has been referred to at Genesis as the missing piece in the healing puzzle, but it may be hard to understand what Occupational Therapy is just based on the name. When you hear the word “occupations” you are likely to think about employment. When Occupational Therapists talk about occupations, they are referring…

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Unraveling the Impact of Domestic Violence on Parent-Child Attachment

September 11, 2023

Understanding the profound impact of domestic violence on the parent-child bond is essential for mental health professionals, social workers, and the public alike. This intricate connection is the focal point of our latest podcast episode, where we had the privilege of speaking with Ruth Guerreiro, Chief Clinical Officer of Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support. During…

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From Trauma to Truth: A Conversation with Dr. Judith Herman

September 5, 2023

The aftermath of gender-based violence is a complex web of trauma that often remains misunderstood. To address this reality, we launched season 3 of Genesis The Podcast with a profound conversation with Dr. Judith Herman, a notable figure in the field of trauma studies. Her dedication to understanding trauma and supporting survivors has paved the…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 11, 2023

This April marks the 22nd anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A month intended to focus awareness on the epidemic that is sexual violence and to inspire all of us toward action. The National Crime Victimization Survey tells us that in this country every 68 seconds someone is sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes one…

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Indigenous Communities and DV

November 14, 2022

At Genesis, we often will speak to the fact that domestic violence knows no single race, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, or culture. However,  it is important to recognize that while domestic violence is pervasive in all communities, some communities see greater rates of domestic violence and are impacted by culturally-situated forms of abuse. This is…

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What I Hope She Remembers: A Therapist’s Perspective

October 17, 2022

I have been working with survivors of domestic violence for over four years as a Women’s and Children’s Therapist. In this time, I have had the privilege of witnessing the healing of so many women and children. I find that almost all the survivors I have interacted with have very similar struggles and work through…

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El punto de intersección entre la violencia doméstica y la inmigración

September 26, 2022

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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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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