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Revenge Porn as an Abuse Tactic

January 13, 2020

When we talk about the different tactics abusers use to inflict power, control and pain on their partners within intimate relationships, we often focus on verbal, physical or financial abuse. But our connected, digital world has produced a new kind of abuse that many women experience but often feel shame and embarrassment around: revenge porn.…

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How to navigate a divorce or custody battle

January 6, 2020

The process of divorce or establishing custody of children is an intimidating and difficult process for all people. Going through litigation with an abusive partner often only amplifies these emotions and experiences. Within the Genesis Legal Program, we firmly believe that preparation is key. The more you can prepare for court, the less anxiety you…

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New Year, New You?

December 30, 2019

If you’re one of the 40% to 45% of Americans who make a New Year’s resolution each year, chances are you probably want to focus on your physical health. Some goals consistently stay in the top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions, including dieting or eating healthier, exercising more, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.…

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Get your team engaged in fundraising!

March 15, 2019

When it comes to philanthropy, corporations give in various ways. But does your company think outside of the box? RSM US LLP, the top accounting firm focused on the middle market, got creative during an employee-driven campaign to raise funds for Genesis – turning out over $30,000 from employees in just months. RSM is passionate…

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Trauma-Informed Therapy

March 10, 2019

When a woman contacts Genesis for therapy, she is seeking healing from the abuse she has suffered. Domestic violence is a type of trauma that can include lasting consequences. Common effects of domestic violence include sleep disturbance (difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, nightmares), change in appetite, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress (flashbacks, irritability, fear, shame,…

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Domestic Violence in Later Life Pt. II

March 4, 2019

This is part II in a series. Part one can be found here. The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) defines abuse in later life as, “the willful abuse, neglect, abandonment, or financial exploitation of an older adult who is age 50+ by someone in an ongoing, trust-based relationship (i.e., spouse, partner, family…

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Dynamics of Abuse and Parenting

February 25, 2019

“Abuse sends out shock waves that touch every aspect of family functioning.” (Bancroft, 2002) Women who are currently living with an abusive partner or are healing from an abusive relationship may struggle with parenting because abuse undermines parental authority. Abuse is about power and control – and controlling a mother’s rights is not off limits…

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Your Vote Could Help Us Win $10,000!

February 18, 2019

Q&A with beauty influencer ThaTaylaa Genesis has been selected as one of five nonprofits from across the nation to participate in #BeautyWishes2019, an annual campaign benefiting women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness and poverty. Through the campaign, we have already received thousands of new beauty products to distribute to our clients who have experienced domestic…

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Spotlight: Genesis Alliance

February 11, 2019

For more than 20 years, the women of the Genesis Alliance have served as the backbone of our organization. We often refer to them as our original kitchen table ambassadors – raising awareness about domestic violence at every turn, from the kitchen table to the corporate boardroom. Our Alliance members come from all walks of…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 1, 2019

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Genesis’ teens are focused on educating their peers about healthy relationships. Students Tackle Abusive Relationships (STAR) is a group for high school students who are committed to breaking the cycle of generational domestic violence by raising awareness so they can educate themselves and their friends. At Genesis,…

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Part III: Breaking the Cycle

January 28, 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN VIOLENCE TOWARDS ANIMALS AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS PEOPLE This guest blog was written originally for the SPCA of Texas by Marlo Clingman. It is part of a series; Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. WARNING: In this series of posts, the SPCA of Texas addresses some deeply serious issues surrounding the…

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Privilege Law and Domestic Violence

January 21, 2019

Effective September 1, 2017, the Texas legislature passed H.B. 3649, a law protecting the communications between domestic violence victims and their advocates at domestic violence shelters. The intention behind the law is simple: abusers should not have, through criminal or civil subpoena, access to the records kept by domestic violence shelters of the person they…

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Genesis HeROs: A Band of Brothers

January 14, 2019

Eight years ago, a group of men came together to address a challenging question: how can we end violence against women and children in our community? Those men became the founding members of our Genesis HeROs (He Respects Others) auxiliary, rallying hundreds to band together and join their movement. Our HeROs are true heroes in…

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