Families and Children Research
Analytic Insight (AI) specializes in community needs assessments, and many of our projects focus on the unique needs of children and families.
Family Needs Assessments
AI recently conducted a study of the needs of the risk and protective factors impacting youth and their families and the elements that contribute to youth delinquency and resiliency. AI also inventoried the available services, service gaps and potential additions that might help to fill the gaps and improve youth outcomes.
Our mixed methods approach includes key informant interviews of service providers and community organizations that serve youth, a survey of parents and guardians, parent/youth intercept interviews at locations where families gather and a stakeholder planning forum.
School Breakfast Program Market Research
AI's statewide study of the school breakfast program was designed to examine ways to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The study used a combination of methods including:
• Interviews with district and school staff who work directly implementing the SBP;
• Intercept Interviews with parents and families at grocery stores in six locations;
• A mail survey of families.
The study examined existing student and school routines regarding breakfast, perceptions of the SBP, messaging themes that maximize the impact on participation rates, and parent and staff suggestions for program improvements.