Our Philosophy on Learning
One Love is deeply committed to continuous improvement and expanding our knowledge base to ensure our programs are achieving the desired outcomes. We engage and listen to the communities we serve as we seek deeper understanding of our impact across all areas of work – educational programs, youth leadership, and issue awareness – to ensure that One Love continues to innovate and inform the field as a true learning organization.
Our evidence-based approach
Our education incorporates leading recommendations from the CDC for intimate partner violence prevention, as well as current research and culturally-responsive best practices from youth development, social and emotional learning, and other related fields.
In partnership with external researchers, One Love conducted randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluations to study participant outcomes. Our workshops have been shown to affect statistically significant, long-term change across multiple dimensions of attitudes and behavior including:
- Increases in bystander readiness to intervene;
- Decreases in denial of dating abuse as a problem on campus;
- Improved attitudes about dating abuse;
- Increased engagement in prevention-oriented bystander behavior;
- Initiation of conversations with friends and family about partner violence; and
- Intervention when encountering verbal abuse, among others.
What We Measure
How We Measure
Participant outcomes are captured on an ongoing basis each year through online surveys administered at the end of workshops. One Love surveys use a retrospective pre-/post-test design and are optimized for middle and high school literacy levels.
We also employ qualitative and mixed methods approaches when appropriate to address key research questions, center youth voice, and capture valuable feedback from the communities that we serve.