*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 a pattern of coercive behavior in a marriage or any intimate relationship, when one partner tries to gain control over the other. It is not limited to physical assault but can include stalking, isolation, psychological and financial abuse.
An individual does not necessarily need to be physically aggressive 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 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. The Statistics on Domestic Abuse in the U.S. are staggering.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. More women than men experience 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. 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 violence 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 with income over $50,000. 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 residents of urban areas reported more domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face more cases of domestic violence than white women, and American-Indian women are abused 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?
At least 3 million children per year witness some form of domestic abuse. 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 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. What can I expect to learn from this Alaska
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 eliminating the violence 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. 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?
We offer many online options for completing your domestic violence requirement. 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 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 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 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 money in gas, time for travel, and from the possibility of missing work.
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. Is there a deadline to finish the class?
Our courses are available to take on your own schedule. You can log-on and off as often as you would like and the computer holds your spot. We don’t mandate an end 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 log-in for a half an hour a day over the period of a few 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 legal advisors and the court system. You will never receive any unsolicited phone calls from the AJ Novick Group. Your customer information is all highly protected with our online security system.