2018 Newsletter

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Contents

  • A Brief
  • Northwestern DA’s Conference
  • Middlesex DA Staff Training
  • Town of Bridgewater Proclamation

If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do?

The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. TAB heightens bystanders’ power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. Bystanders gain the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling.

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