Media releases

Stressful life events often the last straw

Media release — September 2012

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.

Distant dads want more involvement with kids

Media release — September 2012

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.

Past adoption practices have a life-long impact

Media release — August 2012

A new study has found thousands of Australians involved in past adoption practices are still living with the effects without access to appropriate support.

Tuned in or dropped out? Young children and TV

Media release — August 2012

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.

The financial impact of divorce

Media release — July 2012

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.

Many Australian families managing without childcare

Media release — July 2012

Many Australian families are managing their working lives so they don't miss out on time with their children and without using formal child-care services, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Northern Territory Emergency Response heading in the right direction

Media release — July 2012

The Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) has increased awareness of child safety and led to more resources to counter under-reporting and investigation of child maltreatment, according to an analysis of data on the response by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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.

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