*Please note that not all states allow for online classes for domestic violence for legal purposes. Please get prior approval to take this class online prior to registering to ensure it will meet your specific requirements
1. What is the definition of Domestic Abuse?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior in a marriage or any intimate relationship, when one partner tries to gain control over the other. It can include physical and sexual violence, emotional and verbal abuse, economic control, stalking, destruction of property, isolation and intimidation.
An individual does not necessarily need to be physically aggressive to be considered an abuser, but can be someone who deprives the partner financially, someone who purposely isolates the partner from friends and family, or someone who uses putdowns and name-calling for intimidation purposes. It can also describe a person who continuously shows up where the partner is, unannounced, to check that the partner is telling the truth, or reads all incoming email, phone calls and texts.
2. The Statistics on Domestic Abuse in the U.S. are staggering.
Domestic Violence is a serious threat to women. More women than men experience domestic violence. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Females who are 20 – 24 years of age have the highest chance of being abused. Approximately 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by intimate partners each year. Everyday on average about three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Studies show that up to 10 million children are exposed to some form of domestic violence each year.
3. Do parts of the country experience more cases of Domestic Violence than others?
Intimate partner violence is at epidemic proportions affecting all races, religions and nationalities. However, research shows that people making below $25,000 annually are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner abuse than people who make over $50,000 per year. People with lower incomes tend to report domestic violence cases¸ while higher income individuals tend to keep the information to themselves. Statistics also show that citizens of urban areas reported more domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face higher numbers of domestic violence than white women, and American-Indian women are abused at a rate more than double that of women of other races. Unfortunately, domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes!
4. I’m worried about the impact of this abuse on our kids.
Studies estimate that 3 to 10 million children witness the abuse of a loved one each year. There are definitely increased risks for children who live with domestic violence in their homes. There is the risk of being directly abused, neglected, and the exposure to traumatic events, to name a few. Children in this environment tend to have higher levels of aggression, disobedience, anger, depression, fear and anxiety. It is important that children are protected from this behavior by either permanent removal from the situation or by having the abuser take DV classes for change and reform.
5. What can I expect to learn from this Nevada
class for my own growth and self-improvement?
The purpose of the class is to educate the client about issues related to domestic assault with the goal of stopping the behavior. It teaches how to effectively communicate feelings, empathy towards others, stress management and how to stop the abuse. Customer feedback overwhelmingly agrees that taking the class is life changing and in some cases life saving.
6. The court has mandated that I take a Domestic Violence class. Where should I start?
We offer many online options for completing your domestic violence requirement. We understand and cater to clients who find it difficult to attend a set time for a classroom course. This online class includes all of the most current information that you would find in a traditional classroom, but in the relaxed convenience of your own home.
7. There are so many online courses to choose from, how do I know which one is the best?
There are many people who claim to be experts. Be sure to choose a class designed by a Certified Anger Management therapist. Look for someone like Dr. Ari Novick who has expertise in the field of anger and stress management since these are topics directly involved with domestic abuse. Dr. Novick has also been trained in drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention, socialization skills, legal awareness, communication and problem solving techniques, conflict management and resolution, assertion training, and is a certified anger management facilitator and trainer. Dr. Novick has combined all of these skills to create a quality, interesting and educational program for his Domestic Violence Class clients.
8. I can’t find if my jurisdiction will accept the class anywhere on your website. How do I find out?
While we have a very high success rate for court approval, we don’t guarantee that every jurisdiction will accept them. Different counties and states have different laws regarding online classes. It’s the client’s responsibility to speak with their court system to get approval prior to taking the class. Taking a few minutes to ask for court approval will save you the stress of travel time, missing work and dollars spent on gas and parking.
9. Can I speak with someone if I have questions while taking the class
We welcome any questions, comments or concerns. Dr. Novick is available to directly speak with Monday – Friday, 9-5 PST at (949) 715-2694. Or, please e-mail him at [email protected]
for a response within 24 hours.
10. How long do I have to finish the class?
Our classes are meant to be self-paced. You can log-in and out as frequently as you wish and the computer holds your spot. We don’t enforce a finish time. Many people like to get through it in closely consecutive sessions so they retain the information. For example, you can sit down and get the 8 hour class done in one day, or take it over a period of weeks.
11. Will anyone besides myself find out I am taking this class?
Taking this class is a completely private situation. Online classes give you the ability to avoid a classroom full of people. The only people who must know are your attorneys and the court system. You will never receive any unsolicited phone calls from the AJ Novick Group. All your log-in and identity information is highly protected with our state of the art online security system.