Classes for Men

Men’s Core Program 

20 Hours, Men and Boys 14+

*Previously called Men’s Basics

In a supportive, non-competitive environment, students learn how to respond to the most common ways men are threatened and attacked. The course focuses on conflict de-escalation, self control, decision making, and understanding the difference between appropriate and inappropriate violence.

Class not currently scheduled. To inquire about a private group or be placed on the wait list contact 781-321-3900 or


Teen Boys Class

8 hours, Teen boys ages 14-18

In this course students will learn the skills to de-escalate conflicts, avoid being drawn into fights, as well as verbal and physical self-defense skills. Students will also learn skills to speak up and intervene when other people’s safety is at risk.

Students learn:

Verbal de-escalation skills
How to stay calm when someone is trying to provoke them

Verbal self-defense skills
How to avoid a fight, how to keep a threat from turning into a physical fight

Physical Self-Protection
As a last resort how to protect themselves if someone physically attacks them

How to help others stay safe
What to do if someone they know is attempting to sexually or physically assault someone else

Upcoming Teen Boys Classes

November Weekend: 11/23/19 and 11/24/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)



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:

2020 class dates TBD



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) – This class is currently full.  Please email to be placed on the waiting list.


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:

November 2nd, 12:00pm – 4:00pm



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:

2020 class dates TBD


For more information call (781) 321-3900 or email us at