*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. What is the definition of Domestic Abuse?
Domestic Abuse is a pattern of abusive conduct by one partner in an intimate relationship against 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 aggressive 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 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 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%. Females who are 20 – 24 years of age have the highest chance of being abused. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner each year. Everyday on average about three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Studies show that up to 10 million children observe 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 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 occupants of urban areas reported higher levels of domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face higher rates of domestic violence than white women, and American-Indian women are abused 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.
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. 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. How will Kentucky
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 stopping the behavior. It teaches how to effectively communicate feelings, empathy towards others, stress management and how to stop the abuse. 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. It is often difficult to add one more thing to your busy schedule because of time constraints and travel distances. 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 practicing, licensed 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 this expertise to offer quality education and training to 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?
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’s the client’s responsibility to speak with their court system to get approval prior to taking the class. 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. 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. Emails to [email protected]
will be returned within 24 hours.
10. How long do I have to finish the class?
Our classes are taken completely at your own pace. 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. 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 attorneys 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.