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 please visit the “Scholarship Opportunities ” page located at the bottom of the Public Classes menu. 

To pay through Victim’s Compensation please email us at: info@impactboston.org.

To pay full price, please click any of the buttons that say “register today” or click here.

To pay using our sliding scale, please email us at info@impactboston.org.


Online Class Schedule

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: Sliding Scale $50 –$95

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: January 30th, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm

 

Safe & Sane Online Dating

Open to all genders (most relevant to women who date men) ages 18+
Course Fee: Sliding scale, pay what you can – $5-35

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: February 9th, 2021, 6:00pm-8:00pm

To register using the sliding scale ($5-35), email info@impactboston.org

To register at full price ($35), click the button below:

De-Escalation Workshop

Open to all genders ages 18+
Course Fee*: Sliding scale, pay what you can – $10-50

*FREE to all ESSENTIAL WORKERS!

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

To Register:

Essential Workers: Register for free online by clicking the link below and entering promo code “ESSEN1” on the first page. Please only use promo code for the De-escalation workshop.

Non-Essential Workers: To pay full price for the class please register online using the link below. If you would like to utilize our sliding scale option please email us at info@impactboston.org.

 

Assertiveness & Boundary Setting

8 hours, all genders, ages 14+
Course Fee: Sliding Scale $75 –$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: TBD

 

Healing and Wellness for Folx of Color

1 hour, open to people of color only, ages 16+
Course Fee: Sliding Scale $0 – $50

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: TBD

 

Healthy Relationships, Consent & Self-Defense for Teens

9 hours, 6 Online Sessions, open to girls, women, nonbinary & LGBTQ people ages 14-22
Course Fee: Sliding Scale $85–175

Quotes from students:

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: TBD

 

 

 

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