The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR), in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has released a new, free roll call training, “Determining Predominant Aggressor & Self-Defense.” This six-part, on-demand series is geared towards law enforcement – easily viewed during shift change, or “roll call,” meetings – but useful for any…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 35.2% of adults in the U.S. get less than seven hours of sleep per night. This can be caused by a multitude of reasons including poor sleep hygiene, lifestyle choices, family obligations, sleep disorders, and other medical and mental health conditions. At Genesis, many women and children…

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Serial killers & domestic violence

Trigger warning: discussions of serial killers I will never forget the day that I was introduced to my first true crime podcast. After listening to NPR’s groundbreaking podcast “Serial,” I could not get enough of the genre. Podcasts, documentaries, books, etc. – I soaked it all in. Many of my coworkers share my same interest,…

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At Genesis, our primary mission is “to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence.” One of the most fundamental ways in which we do this at our residential campus is by providing childcare to our clients with children. While at residential, clients will be meeting with clinical and advocacy staff…

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The way we treat our children can have lifelong effects on them. Children’s brains are still developing, and as adults, they are learning from us how the world works. It is our job as adults to teach and show them how they deserve to be treated and give them tools to prepare them for the…

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The largest community-wide giving event in the nation, North Texas Giving Day, is September 23! For more than 35 years, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has been working to help women and children who have experienced the trauma of domestic violence, and since we opened our doors, the loyal support of our community has sustained…

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The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR) is hosting its inaugural national, virtual conference, Collaborative Responses to Domestic Violence in Rural Communities, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this year, Oct. 4-5, 2021. ICCR is a program of the Conference on Crimes Against Women that works with rural communities to create and sustain a Coordinated Community…

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Woman holding a $1 bill

Financial abuse is one of the most common, yet forgotten, forms of abuse. According to a Center for Financial Security study, 99% of domestic abuse victims experience some form of economical abuse. Financial abuse can take many forms; some common forms are stealing or withholding money. It is important to recognize the signs of financial…

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Many of us know the unfortunate statistics when it comes to domestic violence – 1 in 3 women in the United States will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime. We also know that the majority of abuse happens behind closed doors. But what about those rare moments when the abuse seeps outside of the…

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The media is the largest, broadest and deepest form of communication to the masses. With that unyielding power comes colossal pressure and responsibility to convey messages and share information in an accurate, reliable way with integrity and empathy. Unfortunately, the dynamo that is media sometimes drops the ball and stories are delivered in a biased…

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