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.
Growing awareness of elder abuse
June 15 was Elder Abuse Awareness Day and this article in The Senior talks to some of those in government and organisations raising the profile of elder abuse. One important component of this is the elder abuse national prevalence study, conducted by AIFS, with a report due out later this year.
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.
AIFS in the news
Female friendships strengthen resilience — Feb 2021
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