TAB In Schools

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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.

Youth trainers are at the heart of TAB

After completing the initial Training for Trainers, student TAB trainers present the curriculum to their peers. With conviction and passion, they transform the curriculum into something personally meaningful for their peers. Student TAB trainers teach their peers to intervene safely when they see harm doing. In private, public, middle and high schools and in higher education, student TAB Trainers develop the leadership necessary to teach the TAB curriculum. They then empower fellow students to become Active Bystanders, transforming students into leaders to create inclusive communities.

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3-Unit TAB Curriculum

The three-unit TAB curriculum can be taught either virtually or in person. It is divided into three 50-minute segments. This curriculum covers the basic TAB concepts, including TAB language, harmdoing, the situational inhibitors and promoters. As are all TAB curriculum, it is taught by student trainers who complete the Training for Trainers described below. These student trainers then implement the curriculum, with staff support, to grade wide student cohorts.

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6-Unit Curriculum

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.

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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 six-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.

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Elementary School TAB

The elementary curriculum introduces concepts which students revisit in secondary school.

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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.

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