October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! Author and speaker Chinua Joi Ivey outlines five critical reasons to encourage conversations about intimate partner violence among members of your faith or community-based organization through her dynamic speeches:

  1. Safety. When victims have a safety plan, they are empowered to take the next steps to live their best lives. 

  2. Stability. For the parent and child, stability helps the adult make difficult choices with confidence and relief from pressure. 

  3. Security. There are legal resources that support victims' rights, which encourage them to be resilient and begin again. 

  4. Support. Victim-centered programs and resources offer counseling, housing, legal aid, food, and more. 

  5. Social Stigma. Survivors have rights, too. Safely leaving abusive relationships is encouraged by most, including faith-based leaders and employers. 


Speaking exclusively for DVAM, Chinua Joi Ivey gleans from her experiences as a foster child and her studies in Intimate Partner Violence prevention to deliver powerful insights and wise principles. Send a booking request via the form below to inquire about her availability for virtual or in-person speaking engagements. 

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There is Hope & Help!

If there is one thing I learned from a childhood of abuse and neglect, it is this: There is hope and help! I share information, empowerment, and resources through my entire IRIS (Incredible Resilience and Inner Strength) campaign. I take this advocacy opportunity seriously, seeking to make a memorable impression on all in attendance. If you are looking for a DVAM speaker, complete the form, and I will be happy to collaborate with you and your team to make your event a resounding success! Learn more about my media and event appearances, as well as my professional background, on my leadership page.

- Chinua Joi Ivey, MAOM, MA