Children who are exposed to domestic violence in the home are more likely to experience other forms of maltreatment including sexual abuse, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Over the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in children being taken into out-of-home care in Australia. Today, the Institute has released a resource to help professionals make complex decisions as to whether children at risk of harm need to be removed from their families, or how systems can be put in place to provide for their safety at home.
Many men who have been abused as children experience unique difficulties parenting their own children, according to an analysis of Australian and international research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
Australia’s child protection systems are continuing to evolve beyond statutory child protection systems to better prevent, detect and respond to child abuse, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Australian children who grew up in families where they were maltreated, experienced poverty, or had less supportive parents are significantly more likely to develop psychological problems as young adults, according to research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.