*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 violent 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 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 Violence is a serious threat to women. Women are generally on the receiving end of domestic violence. One in every four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. Females who are 20 – 24 years of age have the highest chance of being 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 witness some form of domestic violence each year.
3. Do statistics change based on level of wealth?
Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or income. However, research shows that people with annual income below $25,000 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 residents of urban areas reported higher levels of domestic abuse than in suburban areas. Furthermore, African-American women face more cases 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. 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 Rhode Island
class for my own growth and self-improvement?
The purpose of the class is to educate the student 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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?
We have a high rate of acceptance nationally, but we can’t guarantee that every court will approve 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 commuting time, money for gas and parking, and the potential of having to miss work to make specific class times.
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-in and out as often as you desire and the computer holds your spot. We don’t enforce a finish time. Your deadline is based on your court requirements and how quickly you would like to get it done. For example, you can sit down and get the 8 hour class done in one day, or take it over a period of weeks.
11. Will anyone besides myself find out I am taking this class?
This is a totally anonymous situation. Online classes give you the ability to avoid a classroom full of people. The only people who must know are your attorneys 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.