The stereotype of adolescence as a time of storm and strife with parents is far from accurate, according to a family trends report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Leading researchers from around the world will convene in Sydney next week for the Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference, July 17-19th to look at the impact of rapid industrial, social and technological change on communities, workplaces and families.
A significant proportion of Australian children aged 10-11 years old have reported being picked on through unfriendly behaviours, providing a fresh indication of the experiences of bullying victimisation among children in this age group.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies, Director, Professor Alan Hayes AM today announced the appointment of an expert advisory group for the new Australian Gambling Research Centre, to help guide the Institute as it establishes Australia's new independent research centre on gambling.
More Australians are divorcing after twenty years or more of marriage, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Understanding childhood temperament and its impact on behaviours in adulthood has been highlighted in a new report about the Australian Temperament Project (ATP).
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.
The Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard is expected to deliver an apology for forced adoption practices in Parliament House, Canberra tomorrow.
Technology such as social networking and mobile phones is part and parcel of young people’s lives, and can provide a range of opportunities for sexual violence, according to a research study released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
Australian pre-schoolers growing up in families who move houses a lot have poorer verbal ability and higher rates of hyperactivity and other behavioural and emotional problems than those who don’t, according to research published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.