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Fathers sexually abused as children suffer in silence

Media release — July 2012

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).

Teen bullies at risk of adult anti-social behaviour

Media release — June 2012

A long-term Australian study has found a significant link between young teenage bullies and a tendency towards criminal violence and other anti-social behaviour later in life, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Work spilling over into family time

Media release — May 2012

Competing demands between family time and paid employment has left some Australian children reporting that their parents are working too much, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Past and present adoptions in Australia

Media release — February 2012

Changes to Australia’s adoption rates and practices are drawn together in a new detailed facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Life around here

Media release — February 2012

A study of jobless families in three disadvantaged areas across Australia found geographical location posed significant barriers to gaining employment.

Evolving our child protection system

Media release — December 2011

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.

Does marriage matter for children?

Media release — November 2011

New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies finds that children of married couples have higher levels of learning and social and emotional development than children of de-facto parents or single mothers.

Past Adoption Experiences: Current Service Needs

Media release — September 2011

A new national survey of past adoption experiences is being conducted to identify the support and service needs of people affected by past adoption policies and practices.

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