Online Domestic Violence Classes Provide Education To Break The Cycle

by Dr. Ari Novick – February 27, 2013

Why can some people walk away from an abusive relationship with their head held high, while others endure it for a lifetime? Many people who commit domestic abuse were either abused as children or witnessed it around them in their home environment. Studies show that one of the keys to surviving a domestic violence relationship is to not belittle the significance of the behavior, or put it off thinking the situation will get better. Instead, get out the minute you have inkling that something is wrong. The longer the couple stays together in the destructive relationship, the more controlling the aggressor becomes while the victim becomes less and less likely to feel confident enough to leave. In some cases, the couple has created an illusion in their minds that they can’t live without one another. The formation of this belief further enhances these destructive roles and one partner might believe that they have to keep the other in line because he can’t survive without her.

It’s a cycle that can be broken with the proper education. If you or your loved one is ready to take responsibility for domestically abusive behavior, an online dv class can teach the skills and techniques to overcome this serious situation. The course will help the individual to reflect and recognize what is triggering the actions. Clients learn that they have a choice in how they exhibit their emotions and can act in everyone’s best interest by controlling them. Techniques in stress management, conflict resolution, and effective communication are taught. In addition, participants learn how to be more emotionally sensitive to others.

Domestic violence classes can be taken in classroom environments but many individuals feel more comfortable learning the material in the privacy of their own homes. It is sometimes embarrassing or intimidating to show up to a classroom full of strangers and expect to share experiences or hear other people’s stories. Online classes enable the participant to access an 8, 12, 16, 26, 36 or 52-hour domestic violence course from any Internet based computer device and from anywhere in the United States. Once you enroll, the class becomes immediately available on the screen in front of you. You and your loved one can sit and take the class together, or separately, after work, on a weekend, or whenever you have free time. There is no limit to the number of times you login and out of the class, there’s nothing to print out and it’s available to access at any time of the day or night. If the class is for a court order, the client will receive a certificate of completion when he or she has finished it. This is the official documentation that the court requires to prove the class was successfully taken.

Many clients agree that they didn’t initially feel they really needed a course, but upon completion realize that it’s time to take responsibility and action for their bad behavior. This is a proactive way to change your life for the better before the cycle of intimidation gets the better of you.

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