*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 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 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 abusive 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 uses putdowns and name-calling for intimidation purposes. 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 Abuse causes more injuries to women in the U.S. then car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. More women than men experience domestic violence. Women account for 85% of the victims of domestic abuse, men for about 15%. 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. Tragically, about 3 women are murdered by partners each day. 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 making below $25,000 annually are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner violence 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 more 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, only about 50% of domestic violence incidents are reported.
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. 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. What can I expect to learn from this Louisiana
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. 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. Have your anger control issues recently led to trouble with the law?
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 understand and cater to clients who find it difficult to attend a set time for 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. 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 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. 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. 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 commuting time, money for gas and parking, and the potential of having to miss work to make specific class times.
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. He can also be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
10. How long do I have 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 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 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.