The TAB is sponsored by Danny’s Place Youth Services; Acton-Boxborough United Way; and Fostering Racial Justice Group; of the Acton-Boxborough communities. This training is funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and is made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) teaches how bystanders can interrupt harmful situations and generate positive actions.
TAB is a skill-building process that helps participants know when they are bystanders, to analyze situations, and evaluate consequences. TAB gives bystanders the competencies to create action plans in the moment of need or later. Active bystandership means taking responsible action to help people in need, instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. It does not mean aggression against the harm doer. TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.