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Looking after children

Media release — April 2009

New research paints the first detailed picture of the experiences of more than 600 children living in out-of-home care throughout Victoria.

Children Are Still Close To Their Grandparents

Media release — March 2009

Most Australian grandparents experience close bonds with their grandchildren, according to research published in the Australian Institute of Family Studies' journal Family Matters.

Young People and Sexual Assault: What Schools Can Do

Media release — December 2008

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 Need Help with their Mental Health

Media release — December 2008

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.


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