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.
Australians who experience stressful life events like separation or serious personal injury were often experiencing lower wellbeing prior to the event occurring, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Many fathers who have children who live all or part of their time with their mother would like to be more involved in their children’s lives, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
A new study has found thousands of Australians involved in past adoption practices are still living with the effects without access to appropriate support.
A study of young children’s TV use by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the University of New England has found that disadvantaged children are watching more television than children in families from higher socio-economic backgrounds.
Joint research led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found that equivalised household income after divorce declined for women but not for men.