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Gambling expert advisory group appointed

Media release — May 2013

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.

Landmark study marks 30-year milestone

Media release — May 2013

Understanding childhood temperament and its impact on behaviours in adulthood has been highlighted in a new report about the Australian Temperament Project (ATP).

Meeting children's needs requires a 'systems approach'

Media release — May 2013

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.

New technology and sexual violence

Media release — February 2013

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).

Moving house tough on very young children

Media release — December 2012

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.

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.

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