LGBTQ Classes


LGBTQ Core Program

20 Hours, LGBTQ People of All Genders, Ages 14+

*Previously called LGBTQ Basics

In a supportive environment, students learn verbal and physical self-defense skills that are useful in scenarios including verbal harassment, physical assaults, and attempted sexual assaults. Skills taught are relevant to situations involving both strangers and familiar people. IMPACT courses emphasize awareness and de-escalation skills to avert situations that require physical defense. Physical and verbal skills taught are relevant to situations involving strangers and familiar people. Taught by instructors who are part of or familiar with LGBTQ communities, this also includes strategies to address bias-related violence.

Payment for this class is on a sliding scale from $50-$450, students decide what they can pay. If you would like to register and are paying less than $450 please call the office at (781) 321-3900. Scholarships and Victim’s Compensation are also available.

Upcoming LGBTQ Basics Classes:

2018 LGTBQ Basics – 11/30/18, 12/1/18, 12/2/18, and 12/3/18 (4 session course)
11/30 (6pm – 9pm), 12/1 (10am – 5pm), 12/2 (10am – 5pm), 12/3(6pm – 9pm)
Location: 420 Pearl Street Malden, MA 02148

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IMPACT Review Class

6 Hours, Mixed gender, for grads of Core Programs

A chance for students who have graduated from our Core Program to review teaching pieces and practice their verbal and physical skills in realistic scenarios.

Upcoming IMPACT Review Classes:

No additional classes in 2019.

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Assertiveness & Boundary Setting 

8 Hours, Mixed gender, ages 14+

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:

September Weekend: 9/14/19 and 9/15/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

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Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2 

4 Hours, Graduates of Assertiveness and Boundary Setting Only

This 4-hour 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 A + B Part 2 Classes:

July 27th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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College Bound Safety

12 Hours, Mixed gender, ages 14+

For over 20 years IMPACT has taught practical, relevant safety skills to teens across Massachusetts. As students navigate increasing independence, and face the realities of sexual violence on campus, IMPACT will give them tools to maintain their own safety and speak up to advocate for safe and healthy communities.

Upcoming College Bound Safety Classes:

July Weekend: 7/13/19 and 7/14/19 (12:00pm – 6:00pm)

August Weekend: 8/3/19 and 8/4/19 (12:00pm – 6:00pm)

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