About IMPACT


Violence is not inevitable. We all have the ability to stop it.

Since 1971, IMPACT has been teaching solutions for safe living. IMPACT provides realistic personal safety training that gives people the skills to respond appropriately to threatening situations in the moment of fear or intimidation. We also collaborate with schools and organizations to create programs that proactively prevent abuse. IMPACT’s prevention programs emphasize giving people the tools to manage their adrenaline or stress responses so they can intervene effectively when they observe risky situations. Too often abuse goes unchallenged because people don’t feel safe speaking up. IMPACT programs help people increase their ability to safely advocate for themselves and others.

Realistic Scenarios

Our self-defense classes simulate scenarios of threat, intimidation and violence perpetrated by strangers and people we know. Classes are taught by a team of two instructors, one of whom takes on the role of a perpetrator. He wears a full suit of body armor so students can safely defend themselves using the same force needed in a real attack.

A Fight Avoided is a Fight Won

Physical self-defense is always a last resort. Students learn verbal skills to de-escalate conflict and avoid unnecessary violence. Many assailants use verbal threats to intimidate people, so IMPACT teaches students to stay calm and respond effectively to harassment.

Building Confidence

IMPACT gives people the opportunity to be
effective and successful in the face of fear. Having
 this experience has helped people heal from past
trauma and take on new challenges.

Experienced Instructors

IMPACT programs are led by a diverse group of instructors whose expertise includes education, counseling, domestic violence, sexual assault, criminal justice, youth development, and martial arts. All IMPACT instructors complete a 200+ hour certification program.
Check out some Instructor Bios to learn more!

Triangle

IMPACT is a subsidiary of Triangle, Inc., an organization that empowers people with disabilities to lead healthy, safe, dignified, and economically stable lives.


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