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.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: AIFS Conference postponed
We have postponed the AIFS 2020 Conference. This is in line with the Government’s advice to cancel non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more.
We are not able to confirm new dates yet, but we will keep delegates, speakers and sponsors informed of our plans. Until then, we will suspend new registrations.
How to stay married during Coronavirus
In this news story on ABC News, Hayley Gleeson talks to psychologists and family experts, including our own Anne Hollonds, Director of AIFS, about the dangers for couples and ways to help them get through the Coronavirus crisis together.
If couples can work together to get through the crisis, they might even come out of it with a stronger relationship.
AIFS in the news
Coronavirus response: Resources for families — Apr 2020
Safe on our roads? Teens and risky driving — Dec 2019
Australian teens not getting enough sleep — Dec 2019
Gambling activity among Australian teenagers — Dec 2019
Sex and romance in the teen years — Nov 2019
Culture of men’s work trapping fathers — Sep 2019
Stop blaming parents, experts say — Jul 2019
Work-family conflict on the rise for fathers — Jun 2019
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