*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 the repeated abusive behavior by one person in a relationship to control another. It can mean physical aggression as well harassment, stalking, domineering, intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
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 also describes an intimate partner who won’t give you personal freedom. He follows you places against your will.
2. Statistics on Domestic Violence in the United States are shocking.
Domestic Abuse causes more injuries to women in the U.S. then car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. 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. 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 parts of the country experience more cases of Domestic Violence than others?
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. Individuals with lower income levels are more likely to report a domestic assault. Statistics also show that citizens 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 victimized 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. 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. How will Rhode Island
Domestic Violence Class online help me on a personal level?
The purpose of the class is to educate the student about issues related to domestic assault with the goal of stopping the behavior. 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. 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. The court has mandated that I take a Domestic Violence class. Where should I start?
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 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. 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 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 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?
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 the stress of travel time, missing work and dollars spent on gas and parking.
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 classes are meant to be self-paced. 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. 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 log-in for a half an hour a day over the period of a few weeks.
11. Who will know I am taking this class?
This is a totally anonymous situation. Online classes are unlike classrooms in that nobody else sees you are attending. The only people who must know are your lawyers and the court system. You will never receive any unsolicited phone calls from the AJ Novick Group. Our state of the art online security system protects all your personal identification information.