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.
This report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) brings together data on Indigenous youth health and wellbeing, including social and economic determinants of health, risk factors and use of health services.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now states that adults should 'avoid physical punishment and verbal abuse of children’, citing evidence of ‘negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes’. For research on the legal, ethical and behavioural issues surrounding corporal punishment in the Australian context, see CFCA’s resource sheet Corporal punishment: Key issues.
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