Bystander Programs


We all want students to speak up and intervene when they see an opportunity to prevent sexual violence.

At IMPACT we make sure they can do it safely.

IMPACT’s bystander programs give people the tools to challenge abusive behaviors and proactively prevent abuse and violence. Our programs help students manage their physical stress responses and keep themselves safe while speaking up for others.

Most people will be scared when speaking up to change attitudes about sexual violence in their schools or communities.

Most people will be scared when talking to someone about his or her abusive behavior.

IMPACT gives people the experience of being powerful when they’re scared.

Bystander Skills:

  • Identifying situations that require challenging conversations
  • Addressing defensive and dismissive responses to challenging conversations
  • Communicating confidence with body language
  • Managing adrenaline and de-escalation

For more information call Meagan Anderson at (781) 388-4338 or email us at info@impactboston.org