*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 violent 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 threatens with intimidating remarks to scare and control the partner. 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. The Statistics on Domestic Abuse in the U.S. are staggering.
Domestic Violence is a serious threat to women. 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. 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 violence each year.
3. Do parts of the country experience more cases of Domestic Violence than others?
Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or income. However, studies show that people making below $25,000 annually are at a 3-times higher risk of intimate partner abuse than people who make over $50,000 per year. 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 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. Unfortunately, only about 50% of domestic violence incidents are 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 living in this environment have higher levels of aggression, 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 Mississippi
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. 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?
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 is designed with the same information found in a traditional classroom, but is available to you from any Internet based computer at the library, home or work.
7. Which online class should I choose?
There are many people who claim to be experts. Be sure to choose a class designed by a practicing, licensed therapist. Look for someone like Dr. Ari Novick who has expertise 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 used these specific skills to design an interesting, informative and high-quality Domestic Violence course.
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 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 the stress of travel time, missing work and dollars spent on gas and parking.
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 taken completely at your own pace. 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 break it up over 2 weekends.
11. Who will know I am taking this class?
Taking this class is a completely private situation. Online classes are unlike classrooms in that nobody else sees you are attending. The only people who must know are your legal advisors and the court system. You will never receive any unsolicited phone calls from our company. Your customer information is all highly protected with our online security system.