Australian Institute of Family Studies
We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.
AIFS research from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children has provided an important reminder of the potential vulnerability of children and young people to self-harm. Reporting on this research, The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to AIFS researcher Dr Pilar Rioseco and the Black Dog Institute Director Prof. Helen Christensen about the worsening mental health of young people during the pandemic and the need for preventative measures to better support young people.
AIFS Families in Australia Survey recently released their report on the effect of the pandemic on Australian women’s fertility and plans to have children. AIFS’ own Dr Lixia Qu talked to SBS News about these findings in their special report on the baby plans of migrant women and the particular issues they have faced during COVID.
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