*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 violent 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 also describes an intimate partner who won’t give you personal freedom. He follows you places against your will.
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. Women between the ages of 20 -24 are at the greatest risk of non-fatal violence. 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 affects individuals of all races, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds. However, research shows that people making below $25,000 annually are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner violence than people with income over $50,000. Individuals with lower income levels are more likely to report a domestic assault. 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 victimized 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. How will West 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. Course topics cover an explanation of what describes domestic violence, how to recognize the signs, how to stop the behavior and how to stop the cycle of violence. 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. I have been accused of Domestic Violence, what now?
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 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. Which online class should I choose?
There are many people who claim to be professionals. 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. I can’t find if my jurisdiction will accept the class anywhere on your website. How do I find out?
We have had an extremely high success rate with getting our classes approved for court mandates, but we can’t guarantee it. 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 money in gas, time for travel, and from the possibility of missing work.
9. What if I pay for and start the class, and then have questions?
We welcome any inquiries or comments. 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. Is there a deadline to finish the class?
Our classes are meant to be self-paced. You can log-in and out as many times as you desire 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. Who will know 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 our company. All your log-in and identity information is highly protected with our state of the art online security system.