Content of the STAC Training
The initial 90-minute training includes didactic and experiential components followed by two, 15-minute booster sessions to support students to act as “defenders” on behalf of peers who are targets of bullying. The initial training is delivered through an audiovisual presentation with information about bullying and age-appropriate ways to use the four STAC strategies. The training concludes with students breaking into small groups to practice the strategies. During booster sessions, the school counselor talks with students about their experiences using the strategies, provides feedback, and brainstorms effective ways to implement and combine strategies.
Implementing STAC at your school
STAC is stand-alone program that consists of a 90-minute training conducted by the school counselor followed by 2, bi-weekly, 15-minute booster sessions. The training can take place in classrooms as part of the school counseling program and is specifically designed to meet the time constraints of K-12 school environments. If you are interested in more information about purchasing, implementing, or researching the STAC program, please contact Dr. Aida Midgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy Ritter at email@example.com.