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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Online Class Schedule
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!
Class Date: December 11th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Self-Care for the Holidays: Assertiveness & Boundary Setting
2 hours, ages 18+, open to all genders
Course fee: Sliding scale $5 – $95
Thinking about the holidays and already stressed about certain conversations? Join us for a special holiday version of Assertiveness and Boundary Setting! Learn strategies for effectively setting limits and navigating challenging conversations with family, friends, and loved ones. This class will be taught through interactive roleplay, discussions, and Q&A.
Class Date: December 17th, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm
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 Classes: January 30th, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm
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
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.
- 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
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: TBD
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
For more information call (781) 321-3900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org