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.
Read AIFS’ submission to the Draft National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Feb 2021
The draft National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a framework to guide investment in the mental health and wellbeing of children and families. In February 2021, AIFS contributed a submission to public consultations on the draft, particularly on the use of evidence and evaluation. Read the submission [PDF, 909.89 KB].
AIFS’ submission on the NDIS Outcomes Framework
Read AIFS submission [PDF, 3.68 MB] on the National Disability Strategy (NDS) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Outcomes Frameworks Introductory Paper. The submission was in response to public consultations in December 2020.
Coronavirus response: Resources for families
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on family life. Children home from school, parents working from home, or out of work. Grandparents isolated. Illness and fears for health and safety. It is a stressful time, but it can also be an opportunity for families to pull together and strengthen the bonds between them.
Here are some resources that can help.
AIFS in the news
Female friendships strengthen resilience — Feb 2021
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