*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 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 deprives the partner financially, someone who purposely isolates the partner from friends and family, or someone who intimidates with disparaging remarks. 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. Statistics on Domestic Violence in the United States are shocking.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Women are generally on the receiving end of domestic violence. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Women from 20 – 24 years of age are the most likely to be abused. 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 affects individuals of all races, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds. However, studies show that people with annual income below $25,000 are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner violence 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 citizens of urban areas reported higher levels of domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face higher numbers of domestic violence than white women, and American-Indian women are assaulted 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?
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 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. 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. 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. Customer feedback overwhelmingly agrees that taking the class is life changing and in some cases life saving.
6. The court has mandated that I take a Domestic Violence class. Where should I start?
We offer many online options for completing your domestic violence requirement. We understand and cater to clients who find it difficult to attend a set time for 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 authorities. 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 combined this expertise to offer quality education and training to Domestic Violence Class clients.
8. How do I know if my jurisdiction will accept these classes?
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. 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 inquiries or comments. Dr. Novick is available to directly speak with Monday – Friday, 9-5 PST at (949) 715-2694. Emails to [email protected]
will be returned 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 wish and the computer holds your spot. We don’t enforce a finish 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 break it up over 2 weekends.
11. Who will know I am taking this class?
Taking this course is completely private. Enrolling in classes online alleviates the stress of others seeing you physically attending a domestic abuse class. The only people who need to know are your legal advisors 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.