*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. My spouse is accusing me of Domestic Abuse. I have never physically harmed her, so how can this be true?
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 abusive to be considered an abuser, but can be someone who is in complete control over all finances, someone who purposely isolates the partner from friends and family, or someone who uses putdowns and name-calling for intimidation purposes. It can also depict a person who reads all the incoming mail and email, who monitors all phone calls and follows the partner to appointments and meetings.
2. Domestic Violence in the United States continues to be a serious issue.
Domestic Abuse causes more injuries to women in the U.S. then car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Women are generally on the receiving end of domestic violence. One in every four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. Women from 20 – 24 years of age are the most likely to be 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 statistics change based on level of wealth?
Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or income. However, research shows that people with annual income below $25,000 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 higher levels of domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face more cases of domestic violence than white women, and American-Indian women are assaulted at a rate more than double that of women of other races. Unfortunately, domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes!
4. What is the impact of domestic abuse on children?
Over 3 million children are exposed to parental abuse 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. Are you ready to take control of your angry behavior? Have family, friends or coworkers complained about your temper?
The purpose of the class is to educate the client about issues related to domestic assault with the goal of eliminating the violence and abuse. 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. Individuals who have taken the course have expressed that upon completion, they have a whole new perspective on life and how to approach relationships.
6. Have your anger control issues recently led to trouble with the law?
If you have been assigned a domestic violence class court requirement, then taking our Domestic Violence Class online is for you. We cater to individuals who can’t miss work or school to attend 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 as these are factors of domestic violence. 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 used these specific skills to design an interesting, informative and high-quality Domestic Violence course.
8. How do I know if my jurisdiction will accept these classes?
We have a high rate of acceptance nationally, but we can’t guarantee that every court will approve 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. 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-on and off as frequently as you would like and the computer holds your spot. We don’t mandate an end time. The deadline is based on your schedule and court requirements. For example, you can sit down and get the 8 hour class done in one day, or log-in for a half an hour a day over the period of a few weeks.
11. Who will know I am taking this class?
Taking this course is completely private. Online classes are unlike classrooms in that nobody else sees you are attending. The only people who need to 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.