Domestic Violence

How to Apply for a Protective Order

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I often hear people say, “She just needs to get a protective order.” Unfortunately, like just about everything with domestic violence, it is not as simple as that. For some survivors, a protective order is what will keep them most safe. But, I have also sat across from clients who have said “If I go…

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Guest Blog: How Family Violence Impacts Divorce

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This is a guest blog written originally for and by Hance Law Group. You can view the original version here. Unfortunately, family violence is too common in our world, and it shows up often in divorces.  As divorce professionals, it’s important to understand the different ways it reveals itself, and what can be done to deal…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, began as a single “Day of Unity” in 1981. By October 1987, the first full DVAM was observed: the same year, the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline was launched. In 1989, the U.S. Congress officially designated October as National Domestic Violence…

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Guest blog: Substance Abuse and Healthy Relationships

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Guest blog written by Addiction Campuses exclusively for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, whether the victim or perpetrator of violence is abusing drugs or alcohol. However, there is evidence linking substance abuse to approximately half of all reported intimate partner violence (IPV) events (Soper, 2014), which is cause…

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It’s here… NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY!

Why doesn't she just leave?

Watch the video to learn #WhySheStays. September 19 marks the eleventh annual North Texas Giving Day, the largest community-wide giving event in the nation. Nearly $250 million dollars have been raised through Giving Day, strengthening nonprofits to build safer, more vibrant neighborhoods in the North Texas community. Genesis Women’s Shelter relies on Giving Day to…

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The Impact of Giving Goods to Genesis

Giving Goods to Genesis

Can you imagine going to your first day of school without a backpack and the school supplies you need for the year ahead? We believe no child should go to school without the tools they need to succeed. At Genesis, we host a Back-to-School drive where our supporters bring donations of school supplies! Through this…

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Death: The Moral of the Story

Jan Langbein

Written by Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Many have argued that the recent death of Jeffrey Epstein, while in custody, is a result of a system failure – that perhaps he was not protected thoroughly or watched closely enough. This is not the story! We need to tell the true story…

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Guest blog: Happy National Humanitarian Day!

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Introducing OuiCare by OuiPlease This blog post was written specifically for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support by OuiPlease. One of the most rewarding parts of seeing success in business is being able to use our resources and influence for good. This National Humanitarian Day, we at OuiPlease are celebrating by announcing our new social responsibility…

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What is reproductive coercion?

What is reproductive coercion?

On an episode of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson (Arianna Grande’s fiancé at the time) jokingly stated that he switched out Arianna’s birth control with Tic Tacs. Much to the amusement of the audience, Davidson then followed his statement with, “I just want to make sure… that she cannot go anywhere.” But at Genesis, we…

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Safety Planning & Divorce

When a survivor of domestic violence is considering or undergoing a divorce, safety planning is a critical measure. Safety planning is simply implementing a strategy to maximize safety in an abusive relationship. For example, you might want to avoid the kitchen during a heated argument because of the potential weapons he could use against you.…

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