*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 the repeated abusive behavior by one person in a relationship to control another. 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 violent to be considered an abuser, but can be someone who is completely controlling over bank accounts and all money that is spent, 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. Domestic Violence in the United States continues to be a serious issue.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. 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. Each day in America approximately 3 women are murdered by boyfriends or spouses. Studies show that up to 10 million children observe some form of domestic abuse each year.
3. Do statistics change based on level of wealth?
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 victimized at a rate more than double that of women of other races. A significant fact is that most cases of domestic violence, regardless of income level, are never reported!
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. These risks include being physically abused, mentally intimidated, neglected and exposed to violence. 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. How will Oregon
Domestic Violence Class online help me on a personal level?
The purpose of the class is to educate the student about issues related to domestic assault with the goal of stopping the behavior. The program teaches what exactly domestic violence is, how to recognize the signs, how to gain skills in communication and how to develop a plan for change. People who have taken the course report that they learned how to take ownership of their behavior and change their lives for the better.
6. Have your anger control issues recently led to trouble with the law?
If you have been criminally indicted for domestic abuse and need to take a class for retribution, or if you would like to take one for self-improvement purposes, Online Domestic Violence Classes are the solution for you. We cater to individuals who can’t miss work or school to attend a classroom course. This online class contains the same information found in traditional classrooms but is available to you from any web-based computer.
7. Which online class should I choose?
There are many people who claim to be experts. Be sure to choose a class designed by a practicing, licensed 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 this expertise to offer quality education and training to 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 is the client’s responsibility to confirm with the judge or probation officer as to whether they will accept a distance-learning program. Taking a few minutes to ask for court approval will save you commuting time, money for gas and parking, and the potential of having to miss work to make specific class times.
9. What if I pay for and start the class, and then have questions?
We welcome any comments, concerns or inquiries. Dr. Novick is available to directly speak with Monday – Friday, 9-5 PST at (949) 715-2694. He can also be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
10. How long do I have to finish the class?
Our classes are taken completely at your own pace. You can log-in and out as frequently as you would like 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 break it up over 2 weekends.
11. Will anyone besides myself find out I am taking this class?
Taking this class is a completely private situation. Enrolling in classes online alleviates the stress of others seeing you physically attending a domestic abuse class. The only people who must know are your lawyers and the court system. You will never receive any unsolicited phone calls from the AJ Novick Group. Our state of the art online security system protects all your personal identification information.