Idaho Change Initiative
The Idaho State Independent Living Council is working in collaboration with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on the Idaho Change Initiative to promote trauma-informed, safe and accessible services for individuals with disabilities who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking or sexual assault.
The impact of trauma on individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking or sexual assault can produces lasting changes in brain chemistry which can make it difficult to feel relaxed and calm, affect mood and emotions, thinking, and memory.
Advocates who understand the impact of trauma take into consideration that many behaviors and responses expressed by individuals who have experienced violence are directly related to traumatic experiences.
For more information, contact:
Robbi BarrutiaExecutive Director
Idaho State Independent Living Council
V/TDD (208) 334-3800