The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (Idaho Coalition) works with youth and other social change leaders, community based organizations, and governmental entities to end gender violence that is fueled by multiple intersecting oppressions.
Idaho Thriving Families is a demonstration project which seeks to build the capacity of community-based domestic violence programs to provide meaningful and accessible services to Latina mothers and their children. Idaho Thriving Families is also working with three tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs, Coeur d’Alene Tribal STOP Violence Program, ‘Úuyit Kímti Program and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Victims of Crimes Assistance Program to enhance meaningful and accessible services for Indigenous mothers and children.
Idaho Thriving Families seeks to learn from Latina and Native American mothers and their children to inform community based organizations on ways to better support them and promote resiliency within their family. We seek to integrate an anti-oppression framework into domestic violence advocacy work, as well as promising practices for strengths-based approaches.
Through prior FVPSA funding support, the Idaho Coalition has trained domestic violence advocates, counselors, Early Head Start and Head Start Providers on working with mothers and their infants and children who are impacted by domestic violence, in culturally relevant, resilient and relationship- based approaches. Advocates and counselors across the state have increased their capacity to foster the parent and child relationship and their long-term healing and thriving. We have been able to offer evidence based culturally informed trainings, along with statewide technical assistance to promote reflective practice and more integrative, culturally relevant approaches.
For more information contact Micaela Rios Anguiano: firstname.lastname@example.org and Mercedes Muñoz: email@example.com or Check out the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Newsletters