TAB has been implemented in middle and high schools in inner cities, rural regions, and suburbia, and in public, charter, private, and faith-based schools.
This curriculum presents six 45-minute to one-hour units. They define harm doing, the factors inhibiting bystanders from taking action against harm; the factors, including moral courage, which promote active bystandership; and the effects on the target, the harm doer, other bystanders and the community when bystanders do (or do not) interrupt harm.
Content includes games exercises, role plays and large and small group discussions. Trainees receive a TAB Handbook.
School-based Training for Trainers
TAB uses a Training for Trainers model (T4T). This promotes leadership and supports broad and rapid implementation. High school students are trained to teach the 6-lesson curriculum to middle school students and advanced units to high school students in their classrooms.
Schools select students as TAB trainers from diverse backgrounds, races, religions, cultures and identities, including LGBTQ youth, underserved students, and those with different abilities.
Elementary School TAB
The elementary curriculum introduces concepts which students revisit in secondary school. Students in the older grades teach the curriculum to their younger peers.
Advanced TAB I and II
I. Studies TAB concepts using current and historical events, for example, Ida B. Wells and the decades-long effort to end legal lynching.
II. Discusses why people of different abilities, gender identities, races, religions, sizes, etc. are targets, and how to intervene.
Principals Talk About TAB