Online 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 or pay through Victim’s Compensation, please email Meagan Anderson at

To pay any of the tiered-pricing options, please click any of the buttons that say “register today” or click here.

Facing AAPI Race-Based Harassment

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Asian American Pacific Islander communities have faced increased race-based harassment.  This 90-minute class introduces strategies that can be helpful in the face of race-based harassment, with opportunities to practice in role-plays against a mock assailant. This class covers:

  • Adrenaline management skills to regulate our own emotions
  • De-escalation strategies to use with the assailant
  • Verbal boundary setting techniques
  • Best practices for bystander intervention when witnessing harassment or other unsafe situations

*This class is for AAPI, Asian, and/or Asian-American individuals. Limited to 25 participants in class.  This class is offered in partnership with our sister chapter, IMPACT Bay Area.


De-Escalation Workshops

2-hour workshop, all genders, 18+
Course Fee*: Tiered pricing, you decide what you can pay. You can register for any tier by clicking the “Register Today” button below.
Tier 1: $10, Tier 2: $25, Tier 3: $35, Tier 4: $50


In this workshop, you will learn skills to create and maintain safety when someone else is angry, threatening, or disruptive. The class will provide information on how to understand and manage your own adrenaline and stress response, and to recognize signs that another person or a situation may become unsafe.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to keep yourself calm and focused under stress
  • Awareness of physical space and how to use your environment to increase safety
  • Effective communication to diffuse hostility
  • Critical thinking to make good decisions under stress

Upcoming De-escalation Workshops:

To Be Determined

To Register:

Essential Workers: Register for free online by clicking the link below, choosing the Tiered Pricing Option #1 ($50), and entering promo code “ESSEN1” on the first page. Please only use promo code for the De-escalation workshop. To register for other classes, please re-start the registration process without the code.

All Others: Click the button below to register at any tier.


Healing and Wellness for Folx of Color

1-hour workshop, open to People of Color only, all genders, ages 16+
Course Fee: FREE, no registration required

NEW CLASS for Folx of Color to rejuvenate with some collective healing!
  • Learn about adrenaline in the body and practice some calming, grounding techniques to support ourselves in stressful situations.
  • LGBTQ+ and non-binary POC, and BIPOC encouraged to attend!

Upcoming Healing and Wellness for Folx of Color classes: 

May 11th, 2021 // 6:00pm-7:00pm // ZOOM

May 30th, 2021 // 1:00pm-2:00pm // ZOOM

June 19th, 2021 // 12:00pm-1:00pm // ZOOM


Assertiveness & Boundary Setting

8 hours, all genders, ages 14+
Course Fee*: $185

*scholarships available

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:

April 24th & 25th, 2021 // 12:00pm-4:00pm both days

July 17th & 18th, 2021 // 12:00pm-4:00pm both days

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here


Negotiating and Boundary Setting in Poly+ Relationships

2-hour workshop, all genders, ages 18+. Polyamorous folx encouraged, LGBTQ+ and QTBIPOC inclusive.
Course Fee: Tiered pricing, you decide what you can pay. You can register for any tier by clicking the “Register Today” button below.
Tier 1: $10, Tier 2: $25, Tier 3: $35, Tier 4: $50

This class is designed as an inclusive, safe space in which to learn about and practice boundary setting and negotiating in polyamorous relationships and/or open relationships. Topics covered include assertive communication, coming to a healthy compromise keeping all partners in mind, and recognizing situations in which compromising is not appropriate and boundary setting is needed.

Upcoming Negotiating & Boundary Setting in Poly+ Relationships Classes:



Safe & Sane Online Dating

2-hour workshop, all genders (most relevant to women who date men), 18+
Course Fee: Tiered pricing, you decide what you can pay. You can register for any tier by clicking the “Register Today” button below.
Tier 1: $10, Tier 2: $25, Tier 3: $35, Tier 4: $50

Online dating can be daunting, exhausting, and potentially risky. It can also be empowering, and facilitate connections between people who never would have met IRL. This course will provide tools for staying safe & sane while dating online (during Covid & beyond), assessing potential new partners when you don’t have much information about them, and preserving your sanity while you wade through a dating pool full of men displaying large fish. [This class will be most relevant to women who date men, but all are welcome].

Upcoming Safe & Sane Online Dating Classes: 

May 19th, 2021 // 6:00pm-8:00pm // ZOOM

To register, click the button below:


Healthy Relationships, Consent & Self-Defense for Teens

9 hours/6 online sessions, open to girls, women, nonbinary & LGBTQ teens & young adults, ages 14-22
Course Fee*: $175

*Scholarships available

What does a healthy relationship look like? How do you know your limits? How do you communicate them to people in your life?

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.

Students Gain:

  • Social context for violence and how to prevent it
  • Risk assessment tools when they detect threats to emotional & physical safety
  • Understanding of healthy relationships & their own limits
  • Verbal & physical strategies to handle unsafe situations
  • Strategies for intervening as a bystander
  • Confidence in their ability to ask for what they want

Students who took this course online said:

“I expected that this class would be primarily focused on physical skills, but this class offered me just as much mental growth. I feel much more ready for future relationships in multiple ways, including being clear and direct with others… I think that this will really contribute to my confidence in college.”

“The most helpful part of this class were the discussions. If this class was only learning physical moves I don’t think I would have gotten as much out of it as I have. Because we had lots of discussions and worked together in small groups I felt that we also made a stronger class community. The online platform was great and I really enjoyed it.”

Upcoming Healthy Relationships, Consent, & Self-Defense for Teens Classes:

July Tues & Thurs evenings // 7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22, 7/27, 7/29 // 6:00pm-7:30pm all sessions // ZOOM

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here


Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2

Open to graduates of the 8-hour Assertiveness and Boundary Setting course ONLY
4 hours, all genders, ages 14+
Course Fee*: $95

*scholarships available

This 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 Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2 Classes:

October 23rd, 2021 // 12:00pm-4:00pm

To register at full price, click the button below. To apply for a scholarship, click here


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