Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors used by one person exerting power and control over another person, either through physical or psychological intimidation, economic abuse, sexual abuse, gender dominance, using children to make their partner feel guilty, coercion and threats, physical dominance, and isolation.  It is any behavior that prevents the victim from doing something he/she wants to do.

RDS’ training program is designed to teach individuals necessary tools to identify toxic relationships, safety precautions and planning, implementing effective coping strategies to handle and recognize negative behaviors, self-control, effective communication strategies, and anger management skills.

RDS offers support and can assist individuals with recognizing patterns of abuse. Domestic violence is not a personal problem, but a community concern and responsibility.