Raising Antiracist Kids Pilot Study
What is the Raising Antiracist Program?
The Raising Antiracist Kids (RAK) Program is an online, interactive workshop designed for parents/caregivers of children between 5 - 11 years old. The goal of the RAK Program is to enhance the skills and strategies parents/caregivers use to engage with their children and family around issues of race and racism. RAK is specifically designed to provide antiracist parenting skills and strategies that are age-appropriate for parents/caregivers of children between 5 - 11 years old. Each workshop session is limited to 7 to 10 participants; multiple caregivers in a household must enroll separately.
What is the pilot study about?
The Raising Antiracist Kids Program pilot study seeks to understand the feasibility and acceptability of the Raising Antiracist Kids Program for its participants. We want to learn what aspects of the program participants find most or least beneficial. Additionally, given the limited research available about antiracist parenting, the study provides an opportunity to learn more about what parents/caregivers are already doing to engage with their children around issues of race and racism.
What does the study involve?
This study will be conducted entirely online, and therefore, in the comfort of your own home. We are seeking parents/caregivers of children between 5 - 11 years old. Eligible parents/caregivers will complete a short survey before they take the Raising Antiracist Kids workshop, attend a workshop, and complete another short survey 2 weeks after the workshop, then a second short survey 12 months after the workshop. All surveys will be conducted online, and should take no longer than 20-minutes to complete. Each parent/caregiver interested in participating (including those in the same household) will be required to register individually.
In total, study participation requires participants to complete three short online surveys, and attend one online Raising Antiracist Kids workshop. Participation is completely voluntary and can be withdrawn at anytime.
Will I be paid to participate?
Each parent/caregiver can earn a $30 East City Bookshop gift code for participating in this study.
When can I enroll in the pilot study?
We anticipate enrollment to open in early to mid-November. Study enrollment will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.