School students who have experienced sexual violence are often reluctant to go to the police, but usually disclose their experience to friends or family, a research review by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.
Carers have higher rates of depression than the rest of the community, with the greatest risk coming in the first year of care giving, a review of research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.
New ways to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect will be explored in a special seminar in Melbourne on 11 September marking National Child Protection Week 2008.
New national research has offered a rare glimpse into the timing of Australian mothers’ return to work after the birth of a child.
The rising rate of obesity, depression and substance abuse has led to growing concerns that today's Australian children are faring worse than those of twenty years ago, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Some working Australian parents with very young children work and care for their children in shifts, whilst many self-employed and part time mothers of infants work and take care of their children.
Most Australian children are growing up in homes where there's been an increase in families' perceived prosperity over the two-year period between 2004 and 2006.
Australian fathers who are working longer hours than many of their overseas peers would prefer to work less, while the majority of Australian mothers who are working part-time are happy with their level of work, according to the latest snapshot of working families released today.
Australian mothers are increasingly undertaking paid work in the family home as they juggle the responsibilities of raising children and earning an income.
Australia's ageing population and a shift from institutional to community care has led to a dramatic increase in the number of women caring for family members with a disability or long term health problem.