Violence

AIFS research explores the costs of family violence and strategies for the prevention of, and protection from, harm.

Publications about Violence

Commissioned report— Sep 2017

This resource from the Australian Institute of Family Studies challenges some of the common myths and misconceptions about sexual offending.

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Commissioned report— Jul 2017

Report on the current state of knowledge on the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

CFCA— Jun 2017

An exploration of strategies to engage and address issues for family members who are continuing to live with domestic violence.

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities
Closing the Gap— Dec 2016

Investigates the effectiveness of current mainstream, international, and Indigenous prevention programs and identifies principles of success.

Family Matters— November 2016
Summarises the methodology and findings of the study, which was published across 4 reports in late 2015.
Commissioned report— Oct 2016

Reviews the emergence of trauma-informed care in Australia and overseas and how it is being implemented in practice.

Commissioned report— May 2016

Examines the intersections between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual victimisation and trauma and their support sectors.

Establishing the connection
Guidelines— May 2016

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors to support clients.

Elder abuse: Understanding issues, frameworks and responses
Research Report— Feb 2016

This report provides a broad analysis of the issues raised by elder abuse in the Australian context.

Commissioned report— Jan 2016

This paper reviews what is known about the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

CFCA— Dec 2015

An overview of the issues unique to domestic and family violence in regional, rural and remote communities.

Responding to family violence: A survey of family law practices and experiences
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

The key goal of the research is to examine the extent to which the aims of the 2012 family violence amendments are being realised.

Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

Compares the experiences of parents who had separated either before or after the family law reforms were introduced.

Court Outcomes Project
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

Presents the findings of the Court Outcomes Project, which forms part of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments research program.

Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments: Synthesis report
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

What are the findings of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975?

Life satisfaction across life course transitions
Australian Family Trends— Sep 2015

Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?

Commissioned report— Jul 2015

This paper establishes the current state of knowledge on the association between alcohol and drug use and sexual violence.

Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse
Research Report— Jun 2015

What are the conceptual, policy and practice challenges that the prevention of child sexual abuse presents?

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Commissioned report— Dec 2014

Presents findings from Wave 3, conducted in 2012 with 9,028 parents five years after separation.

Commissioned report— Oct 2014

Features case studies and a service map comparing programs from New South Wales and other states.

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