Trauma-Informed Self-Defense for Healing & Prevention: Lessons from the IMPACT Boston Model

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Harvard Pilgrim, 93 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02481


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Jane Doe Inc.’s Training Institute Presents:


Trauma-Informed Self-Defense for

Healing & Prevention:

Lessons from the IMPACT Boston Model

 Presenter: Meg Stone 


Date: Thursday, May, 22, 2014

Time: 12:30-4:00pm
(Registration begins at 12:00pm)
Location: Harvard Pilgrim, Wellesley MA
Wellesley Gateway Building
93 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Room CR1006


Registration slots may be limited,

please register early.



Please use the code: JDITI514 to register

Please register by Monday, May 19

This workshop has been developed for JDI member programs, DPH funded rape crisis centers and JDI invited guests.

Please note: There is no fee for this workshop and we ask that all participants pre-register.

Food will not be served; there is a cafeteria on site and/or you may bring your own.


Participants will:

  • Explore new ways of working with survivors of abuse and trauma
  • Understand the role of adrenaline and stress physiology and how it impacts our reactions to unsafe and potentially unsafe situations (participants will learn techniques for managing their natural adrenaline responses)
  • Understand the ways in which managing stress responses and communicating assertive body language can enhance and improve the effectiveness of actions taken by bystanders (participants will be introduced to physical and verbal safety skills)
  • Learn how these lessons can be applied to prevention work by engaging in challenging conversations that are relevant to bystander initiatives    
  • Have the opportunity to participate in physical and verbal safety skills (optional for participants)

Please note: There will be opportunities to practice some of the exercises and participation is completely optional and not required for attendance at this training; please dress comfortably if you plan to do so.


About Meg Stone and IMPACT Boston: Meg Stone is the Director and an Instructor at IMPACT. She began working with survivors of domestic violence in 1993, and since that time has served as a legal advocate, hotline counselor, overnight shelter worker, trainer of health care providers, research assistant, qualitative evaluator, event planner, and program manager. Meg earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University in 2004 with a concentration in long-term health effects of abuse and abuse prevention. Meg created the Take Your Power and Peer IMPACT curricula. As Director of IMPACT, Meg oversees training and prevention programs in schools, businesses, and community organizations. She also developed the Project SAFE internship program for homeless parents.

IMPACT Boston’s purpose is to equip people and organizations with tools to protect their physical safety as well as the skills to advocate for healthy relationships and sexual respect in the face of opposition and defensiveness. IMPACT works to encourage and channel the freedom and empowerment that comes from creating internal change to the point that it can create societal and cultural change. Learn more about Impact Boston at



Please use this code to register: JDITI514

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 12:30- 4 pm 

Location: Harvard Pilgrim, Wellesley Gateway Building

93 Worcester St., Wellesley MA

Room CR1006

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Pre-registration is required.  Thank you in advance for arriving on time. 

Note: food will not be served; there is an on-site cafeteria or you may bring your own.

If you have questions, please contact

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