*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. How do I know if my behavior is considered Domestic Abuse?
Domestic Abuse is a pattern of abusive conduct by one partner in an intimate relationship against another. It can mean physical aggression as well harassment, stalking, domineering, intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
An individual does not necessarily need to be physically abusive 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 intimidates with disparaging remarks. 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 Violence is a serious threat to women. Women are generally on the receiving end of domestic violence. Women account for 85% of the victims of domestic abuse, men for about 15%. Women between the ages of 20 -24 are at the greatest risk of non-fatal violence. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner each year. Each day in America approximately 3 women are murdered by boyfriends or spouses. Studies show that up to 10 million children witness 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, studies show 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. Victims with higher income levels tend to not report the abuse. 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. What is the impact of domestic abuse on children?
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 exposed to this environment have increased levels of disobedience, anger, 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 Virginia
Domestic Violence Class online help me on a personal level?
The purpose of the class is to educate the client about issues related to domestic assault with the goal of eliminating the intimidation and abuse. 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. I have been accused of Domestic Violence, what now?
If you have been assigned a domestic violence class court requirement, then taking our Domestic Violence Class online is for you. It is often difficult to add one more thing to your busy schedule because of time constraints and travel distances. This online class contains the same information found in traditional classrooms but is available to you from any web-based computer.
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 specializes 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?
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. Please get prior approval from your court system that they will accept an online class before getting started. 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. Is there a real person I can speak with if I 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. Or, please e-mail him at [email protected]
for a response within 24 hours.
10. Is there a deadline to finish the class?
Our classes are meant to be self-paced. You can log-on and off as many times as you desire 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 take it over a period of weeks.
11. Will anyone besides myself find out I am taking this class?
Taking this course is completely private. Online classes give you the ability to avoid a classroom full of people. The only people who need to know are your lawyers 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.