Bruncheon Host Committee

June 30, 2022
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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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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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New Location in Southern Dallas

July 12, 2021

New location will better meet the needs of underserved survivors – and specifically Black women – in the DFW Metroplex Since opening its doors in 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has provided safety, shelter and support to women and children who have experienced domestic violence. In order to better meet the needs of survivors…

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When is it stalking and what can you do about it?

July 5, 2021

Lisa* met the man who would subsequently stalk her for nearly 30 years when she was a first-year college student. While taking some evening classes to catch up on credits she needed in order to transfer to another university, she was befriended by a man, Brian, twice her age. He was married with a family…

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Recognizing & Responding to Asphyxiation within Abusive Relationships

Recognizing & Responding to Asphyxiation within Abusive Relationships

June 28, 2021

Asphyxiation – being deprived of oxygen by impeding blood or air flow – is one of the most highly lethal forms of abuse commonly used within intimate relationships. Asphyxiation includes strangulation (external pressure on the neck/throat), choking (internal blocking of the airway), drowning, hanging, and suffocation. And, even though strangulation is a felony in Texas,…

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STAR: The Next Generation of Leaders

June 21, 2021

The beginning of summer always marks a bittersweet time as we bid farewell to the graduating seniors in our STAR (Students Tackle Abusive Relationships) auxiliary at Genesis. These high school students – many of whom joined STAR during their freshman year – have dedicated countless hours to volunteer with the kids at our shelter, organize…

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Summertime activities for kids

June 14, 2021

Summer will officially be here on Sunday! Looking for things to do with your children in Dallas? Now that the CDC has relaxed its protocols and there has been an increased rollout of the vaccine, there are some fun options to do outside of the home. If you aren’t comfortable venturing out of the home…

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Institutional Barriers Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community in Accessing Domestic Violence Resources

June 7, 2021

In June of 1969, a group of police officers raided a gay club, the Stonewall Inn. As a result, riots broke out in the streets of Greenwich Village. There was a collective call for equality and a call for places where members of the LGBTQ+ community could go without being fearful of discrimination and/or arrest.…

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Film Review: Welcome to Chechnya

May 31, 2021

In Southeastern Europe, in a small Russian-controlled Republic called Chechnya, there is a brutal genocide taking place. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are being systematically hunted, detained, tortured, and executed by Chechen authorities, civilians, and their own family members. Most people are completely unaware of this due to the fact that both the Chechen and…

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Red Flags of a Potentially Abusive Relationship

May 24, 2021

Currently, there are millions of women who have their fundamental rights unwillingly stripped away from them by their partners. Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted by someone who tells her that he loves her, by someone who tells her that it is her fault. One in four women will know…

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Understanding PTSD

May 17, 2021

What is PTSD? When a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, their brain enters what is called survival mode. In order to help them survive, their brain will switch off certain parts and turn on others, such as heightening senses and creating more adrenaline. The brain shuts down non-essential functions and focuses all its…

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