Research study validates Ouch! training

“BASED ON OBSERVATIONS MADE BY THE UC EVALUATION TEAM WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE OUCH! WORKSHOP, AN IMPLICIT GOAL OF THE WORKSHOP WAS ALSO DETERMINED TO BE TO INCREASE PARTICIPANTS’ AWARENESS OF HOW OFTEN THEY ENCOUNTER CULTURALLY INSENSITIVE STEREOTYPES AND STATEMENTS AT HOME, IN SOCIAL SETTINGS OR IN WORK/SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS.”

‍- FROM THE SUMMARY OF EVALUATION RESULTS.

A recent study at the University of Cincinnati showed that within 3 months, 82% of Ouch! trainees had already used the Ouch! skills in their workplace interactions and personal lives. The study also documented that trainees had a statistically significant increase in awareness of bias and stereotypes and a lasting positive change in their comfort and confidence to speak up using the Ouch! skills. Trainees were more likely in the future to speak up against stereotypes or bias they encountered at work, home and in social settings.

“Based on these findings, it is recommended that FAST TRAC continue with the Ouch! Workshops and the current evaluation instruments and methods.” from the summary of evaluation results.

You can download the study in these PDF files. Ouch! Results Summary Write-up and this Ouch! Summary

More From Our Blog…

Microaggressions… We have a lot to Learn

Microaggressions… We have a lot to Learn

To be human is to be flawed, but our struggles have the remarkable potential to transform us.  By addressing our mistakes and remaining open to learning, we broaden our understanding, increase our empathy and build our capacity to do better the next time. ...

read more
Focus on DEIB to Thrive During the “Great Resignation”

Focus on DEIB to Thrive During the “Great Resignation”

The “Great Resignation” continues along its historic path with 47.8 million workers quitting their jobs in 2021, which represented a record-setting average of nearly 4 million each month.  As of March 2022, 8.6 million people quit their jobs this year. ...

read more
How To Be an Ally in the Workplace

How To Be an Ally in the Workplace

Article written by Gina Miller: Gina Miller has committed herself to social justice for over a decade through her writing and community activism.  She and her husband have led educational programs, service projects, dialogue workshops, blogs and rallies through...

read more
SunShower is a Communicator Award winner

SunShower is a Communicator Award winner

The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions with Dr. Derald Wing Sue has been selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to be recognized as a Communicator Award winner!  It’s a wonderful honor and we’re thrilled that this online,...

read more