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.
The relationship between parents and schools is critical in educating and addressing cyber-bullying among young people, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Competing demands between family time and paid employment has left some Australian children reporting that their parents are working too much, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Changes to Australia’s adoption rates and practices are drawn together in a new detailed facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
A study of jobless families in three disadvantaged areas across Australia found geographical location posed significant barriers to gaining employment.
Australia’s child protection systems are continuing to evolve beyond statutory child protection systems to better prevent, detect and respond to child abuse, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies finds that children of married couples have higher levels of learning and social and emotional development than children of de-facto parents or single mothers.
A recent study has found a minority of Australian women still report drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes during pregnancy.
A new national survey of past adoption experiences is being conducted to identify the support and service needs of people affected by past adoption policies and practices.
The report Families in Australia 2011: Sticking together in good and tough times has been released as part of National Families Week and draws on recent statistics from a range of sources to provide a picture of Australian families.