PODCAST

Genesis The Podcast

Genesis Women's Shelter

Genesis the Podcast is a new way to connect with Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support and expand your thinking about domestic violence and related issues that affect women. Genesis the Podcast is also a safe place to gather resources and information if you are in an abusive relationship and need safety, shelter or support. Listen every week for fresh content related to domestic violence, to connect with world-renown professionals, participate in exclusive events and training opportunities, and take action against domestic violence! About Genesis Women's Shelter & Support - Located in Dallas, Texas, Genesis provides safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and raises awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. Learn more at GenesisShelter.org

Pride Month Series: This is only the beginning
2d ago
Pride Month Series: This is only the beginning
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support offers domestic violence services to everyone who identifies as a woman. To improve access to services for all intimate partner violence survivors in need of safety, shelter & support, Genesis The Podcast is launching a Pride Month Podcast Series focused on intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQIA+ relationships.Each episode in this series is a dialogue with survivors and/or experts highlighting the needs and issues of IPV survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as possible solutions for improved responses to their experiences. Our hope is that this dialogue will grow into new collaborations across communities that expand our understanding of IPV, reduce its prevalence, and provide more equitable responses and services for all survivors of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Media consultant Ron Corning joins the conversation as co-host and interviewer for the series, offering critical insights into IPV among LGBTQIA+ partners.Though Pride Month 2022 is coming to a close, this is only the beginning of our exploration of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships. In this episode, we recap our learning and in doing so expose its gaps and opportunities by expanding on services available to men in abusive relationships with The Family Place - 1 of just 2 organizations in the United States who serve all individuals who identify as men. We also have an open discussion about the signs of abuse, the prevalence of both hatred and abuse toward the LGBTQIA+ community, the alarming risk of suicide among LGBTQIA+ youth, and how anyone experiencing abuse can access safety, shelter, and support that meets their unique needs. A message to the community from Genesis Women's Shelter & Support: As it relates to the mission of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, we stand in solidarity with women who have experienced abuse. We stand for women who have no choice. We stand for women who have no voice. We will continue to work day in and day out to empower women to live abuse-free, to think independently and to make their own decisions regarding their physical, financial, spiritual and emotional safety.
Pride Month Series: Being Better: Solutions for Improving Services, Responses & Inclusion
Jun 16 2022
Pride Month Series: Being Better: Solutions for Improving Services, Responses & Inclusion
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support offers domestic violence services to everyone who identifies as a woman. To improve access to services for all intimate partner violence survivors in need of safety, shelter & support, Genesis The Podcast is launching a Pride Month Podcast Series focused on intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQIA+ relationships.Each episode in this series is a dialogue with survivors and/or experts highlighting the needs and issues of IPV survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as possible solutions for improved responses to their experiences. Our hope is that this dialogue will grow into new collaborations across communities that expand our understanding of IPV, reduce its prevalence, and provide more equitable responses and services for all survivors of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Media consultant Ron Corning joins the conversation as co-host and interviewer for the series, offering critical insights into IPV among LGBTQIA+ partners.Solutions specific to IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships can be challenging to resource. We've gathered experts in the fields of law enforcement, clinical services, advocacy and more to evaluate what solutions exist, the effort to include all people in those solutions and improve responses to IPV for people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Ron Corning talks with Genesis CEO Jan Langbein and senior director of residential services Jordyn Lawson to understand responses within the domestic violence movement. Maria MacMullin expands on these ideas with presenters from the 2022 Conference on Crimes Against Women who offer diverse approaches to navigating IPV across LGBTQIA+ relationships. Guests include: Sarah Berlanga of The Women's Center, Kimberly Crawford of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Michael Crumrine sergeant with the Austin Texas Police Department, and Patrick Moug of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit.
Pride Month Series: Abuse will not stop until abusers stop abusing
Jun 9 2022
Pride Month Series: Abuse will not stop until abusers stop abusing
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support offers domestic violence services to everyone who identifies as a woman. To improve access to services for all intimate partner violence survivors in need of safety, shelter & support, Genesis The Podcast is launching a Pride Month Podcast Series focused on intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Each episode in this series is a dialogue with survivors and/or experts highlighting the needs and issues of IPV survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as possible solutions for improved responses to their experiences. Our hope is that this dialogue will grow into new collaborations across communities that expand our understanding of IPV, reduce its prevalence, and provide more equitable responses and services for all survivors of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Media consultant Ron Corning joins the conversation as co-host and interviewer for the series, offering critical insights into IPV among LGBTQIA+ partners.IPV in same-sex relationships is underreported by survivors. From the incidence data that is collected, rates of IPV among same-sex partners are as high - if not higher - as those reported by heterosexual survivors. High rates of occurrence compounded by fears of reporting the violence and insufficient services and responses pose significant health and safety risks to individuals in abusive LGBTQIA+ relationships. Together with Genesis CEO Jan Langbein and Genesis senior director of residential services Jordyn Lawson, we explore the data of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships, and the challenges posed to law enforcement, advocates, educators et al who struggle to build alliances across communities that elevate voices, improve responses and expand services so that survivors can be heard, believed and supported. To expand our thinking, we explore Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw's theory of intersectionality within the context of this conversation, education available through the Conference on Crimes Against Women, and training for law enforcement about IPV responses.
Pride Month Series: To be heard, believed, and supported - responding to the needs of trans women of color survivors
Jun 2 2022
Pride Month Series: To be heard, believed, and supported - responding to the needs of trans women of color survivors
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support offers domestic violence services to everyone who identifies as a woman. To improve access to services for all intimate partner violence survivors in need of safety, shelter & support, Genesis The Podcast is launching a Pride Month Podcast Series focused on intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Each episode in this series is a dialogue with survivors and/or experts highlighting the needs and issues of IPV survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as possible solutions for improved responses to their experiences. Our hope is that this dialogue will grow into new collaborations across communities that expand our understanding of IPV, reduce its prevalence, and provide more equitable responses and services for all survivors of IPV in LGBTQIA+ relationships. Media consultant Ron Corning joins the conversation as co-host and interviewer for the series, offering critical insights into IPV among LGBTQIA+ partners.To open the conversation, X, co-director of House of Rebirth, joins Genesis CEO Jan Langbein and Genesis senior director of residential services Jordyn Lawson to discuss the experiences of IPV among trans women of color. Highlighting the lack of services in the Dallas community for trans women of color IPV survivors, we focus on both the issues and the possible solutions to better serve survivors and prevent future violence against trans women.
The Science Behind Abuse
Apr 21 2022
The Science Behind Abuse
Research on domestic violence includes decades of collected data that offer more than just statistics about abuse. Included in this collective information are the documented motivations of abusers, knowledge about the dynamics of intimate partner violence, and so much more. We investigate this compendium of information through the lens of a personal story revealing what could have been done to prevent a triple homicide if investigators and others had consulted the related research. Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, Director Applied Research & Innovative Instruction, at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA), The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work joins the show to talk about this research, the “science” as she calls it, and how it can inform and influence our approaches to investigating allegations of abuse, increase abuser accountability, attain better outcomes for victims and improve prosecution rates of these offenders. Bassett walks us through the experience of the Broderick family - a family torn apart by child sexual abuse and homicide allegedly at the hands of Stephen Broderick. The Broderick family’s story along with Bassett’s op-ed, “To Stop Domestic Violence, We Need to Listen to Science About Abusers,” are the backdrop for our conversation and offer context for abuser behavior, pitfalls to preventing domestic violence and the need for a coordinated community response to domestic violence. This episode discusses child abuse, homicide, strangulation, and domestic violence.
Building a culture of respect and consent
Apr 7 2022
Building a culture of respect and consent
Established in 1897, Jewish Women International (JWI) has evolved over its 125-year history into a global leader for women’s empowerment. The organization’s 2021 National Needs Assessment of Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community revealed that Jewish communities in the United States are substantially lacking in safe shelter, legal services, acknowledgement, support, and more. On par with the national average of women experiencing domestic violence, 1-in-4 Jewish women report abuse in the home. Additional research suggests that 70% of Jewish survivors of domestic violence indicate that abusers use Jewish holidays, laws, and customs to reinforce abusive behaviors, and 81% of domestic violence support providers state that withholding “a get” (Jewish document of divorce) is a common tactic of abusers. These unique experiences rooted in Jewish culture, faith and customs require culturally-sensitive responses that not only meet the needs of Jewish survivors but also build a culture of respect and consent. In response to these findings, JWI has launched the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Jewish Community offering initiatives that drive concrete long-term solutions that address domestic violence in the Jewish community and provide a hub for trauma-informed training, education, resources, peer support, research, policy development, and community collaboration. We explore this ambitious program with Ariella Neckritz, JWI’s Director of Violence Prevention and Training, who leads the organization’s trauma-informed culturally competent prevention programming and community training initiatives. JWI offers information and programs for all women and girls of every race, culture, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.