LGBTQ Classes


IMPACT has scholarships available for all classes and we also accept payment through the Massachusetts Victim’s Compensation program
To apply for a scholarship please visit the “Scholarship Opportunities ” page located at the bottom of the CLASS OPTIONS menu to the right of the screen.
To pay through Victim’s Compensation please email us at: registration@impactboston.org
*Unless otherwise stated, all classes are located at 420 Pearl Street in Malden, MA.

A message to our community:

Due to the pandemic we are not currently offering in-person classes*. Information about LGBTQ in-person classes we normally offer (and will offer again when the situation improves) is below. If you would like to join our email list and be notified when we start running in-person classes again, email us at info@impactboston.org.

*with the exception of November Assertiveness & Boundary Setting, which we are hoping to be able to run in person in a large, well-ventilated space.

CLASSES:

Assertiveness & Boundary Setting
8 hours, all genders, ages 14+
Course fee: $185

Many people find that the ability to set and maintain boundaries greatly enhances their sense of safety. This 8-hour all-verbal course teaches students skills for effective communication and negotiation in stressful situations. Practicing these skills in realistic scenarios, students have the opportunity to become comfortable staying calm and articulate while explaining their needs in situations involving strangers, co-workers, acquaintances, friends, family and partners.

Upcoming Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Classes:

November Weekend: 11/14/20 + 11/15/20, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days

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Healthy Relationships, Consent & Self-Defense for Teens
9 hours, 6 Online Sessions, Ages 14+,  Open to girls, women, nonbinary & LGBTQ people
Course fee: sliding scale $85 – $175

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This online class teaches teens a range of skills for staying safe and sane as they navigate dating, relationships, friendships, life changes, and the uncertainty of the pandemic. Designed for our new digital reality, teens will get the opportunity to practice physical and verbal self-defense skills, assertive communication and bystander intervention. They will also engage in critical discussions that help them define what they want out of relationships and how to advocate for themselves. By the end of the course, students will have a clearer vision of how to take control of their lives and take care of themselves during & beyond the pandemic.

Upcoming Healthy Relationships, Consent, & Self-Defense for Teens Classes: The current session is in progress. If you are interested in registering for a fall session (dates TBD), please contact us at info@impactboston.org.

LGBTQ Core Program
20 hours, LGBTQ+ people of all genders, ages 14+
Course fee: sliding scale $50 – $450

Our sliding scale option allows participants decide how much they can pay.  To pay using this option please email us at info@impactboston.org or call the office at (781) 321-3900

*Previously called LGBTQ Basics

In a supportive environment, students learn verbal and physical self-defense skills that are useful in scenarios including verbal harassment, physical assaults, and attempted sexual assaults. Skills taught are relevant to situations involving both strangers and familiar people. IMPACT courses emphasize awareness and de-escalation skills to avert situations that require physical defense. Physical and verbal skills taught are relevant to situations involving strangers and familiar people. Taught by instructors who are part of or familiar with LGBTQ communities, this also includes strategies to address bias-related violence.

Payment for this class is on a sliding scale from $50-$450, students decide what they can pay. If you would like to register and are paying less than $450 please call the office at (781) 321-3900. Scholarships and Victim’s Compensation are also available.

Upcoming LGBTQ Core Classes: TBD

 

IMPACT Review Class
6 hours, all genders, for grads of Core Programs
Course fee: $150

A chance for students who have graduated from our Core Program to review teaching pieces and practice their verbal and physical skills in realistic scenarios.

Upcoming IMPACT Review Classes: TBD

 

Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2
4 hours, Graduates of Assertiveness & Boundary Setting only
Course fee: $95

This 4-hour course begins with a review of the concepts and skills learned in the Assertiveness & Boundary Setting class, and adds strategies for dealing with the defensiveness often exhibited by people during difficult conversations. As always the emphasis is on practicing the skills learned in realistic scenarios. Assertiveness & Boundary Setting is a prerequisite.

Upcoming A + B Part 2 Classes: TBD

 

College Bound Safety
12 hours, open to girls, women, nonbinary & LBGTQ people, ages 14+
Course fee: $200

For over 20 years IMPACT has taught practical, relevant safety skills to teens across Massachusetts. As students navigate increasing independence, and face the realities of sexual violence on & off campus, IMPACT will give them tools to maintain their own safety and speak up to advocate for safe and healthy communities.

Upcoming College Bound Safety Classes: TBD

 

Introduction to IMPACT for Trauma Survivors
6 hours, all genders, ages 14+
Course fee: $150

This class provides a slow and gradual introduction to physical and verbal IMPACT self-defense skills. This six hour course allows students to learn basic self-defense skills as well as discuss trauma responses and how they affect the body.

Upcoming Intro to IMPACT for Trauma Survivors Classes: TBD

 

For more information call (781) 321-3900 or email us at info@impactboston.org