Curriculum Content

  • TAB defines the roles of individuals inolved in a harmful situation and assists particpants in discovering the positive power of each role to take action to interupt the harm.
  • TAB stresses a need for safety and helps participants learn a variety of safe intervention techniques.
  • TAB reveals the universal inhibitors that lead to inaction on the part of bystanders and witnesses when harmful actions are going on.
  • TAB helps participants create action plans to break the inhibitors in the future when they encounter harmdoing.

 The TAB training includes:

  • What inhibits bystanders from acting.
  • What promotes positive bystander behavior:
  • Putting oneself into the victim's situation,
  • Feeling responsibility for others' welfare,
  • Competence. The ability to have a positive influence, avoid harm to oneself and others
  • Safe, non-confrontational strategies for intervention.
  • Promote caring for people both within and beyond one's own group.
  • Promote the inclination to help others, and the moral courage to speak or act on behalf of positive values in the face of potential opposition.
  • Interactive exercises and activities: students discuss, brainstorm and roleplay bystander responses to varied situations.