AIFS Publications

AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.

All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.

See also publications from  Growing Up in Australia .

mother comforting child
Commissioned report— Jul 2017

Report on the current state of knowledge on the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities
Closing the Gap— Dec 2016

Investigates the effectiveness of current mainstream, international, and Indigenous prevention programs and identifies principles of success.

Understanding parenting disputes after separation
Research Report— Aug 2016

Explores the behaviour of separated parents by exploring the psychology of post-separation parental disputes and then interrogating three data sets.

Commissioned report— Jan 2016

This paper reviews what is known about the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.

Responding to family violence: A survey of family law practices and experiences
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

The key goal of the research is to examine the extent to which the aims of the 2012 family violence amendments are being realised.

Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

Compares the experiences of parents who had separated either before or after the family law reforms were introduced.

Court Outcomes Project
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

Presents the findings of the Court Outcomes Project, which forms part of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments research program.

Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments: Synthesis report
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

What are the findings of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975?

Life satisfaction across life course transitions
Australian Family Trends— Sep 2015

Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?

Commonwealth Place-Based Service Delivery Initiatives
Research Report— Apr 2015

What are the key factors of successful programs targeting disadvantaged communities?

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