It’s important we continually validate our model — gathering information from training participants, implementation and hands-on experience in communities around the world.
We know how important it is for our clients to see reliable results and improved practices in order to tell a story of change and to support sustainability.
The Safe & Together Institute partners with Michigan State University (MSU) Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence for data collection and analysis. The MSU evaluation unit helps S&TI evaluate our work in different locations to determine its effectiveness for systems and families.
Our research is organized into “levels,” using the Kirkpatrick Model, encompassing reaction, learning, behavior and results. At Level 1, participants are questioned about increased confidence, practice skills learned and hopes for changing practice.
Level II, participants are measured both on their pre-existing knowledge related to the Safe & Together™ Model and domestic violence-informed practice then upon completion of the CORE Training, of their acquired knowledge.
Level III surveys participants at regular intervals regarding how well they were able to transfer their knowledge into practice, to implementation of the Model and to address barriers.