This paper considers the role of the arts in building and supporting healthy communities.
Archived AIFS publications
These publications may be of interest for historical reasons. Because of their age, they do not reflect current research data or AIFS' current research methodologies.
Outlines four central assumptions concerning male sexual assault, and we identify research and data that dispel these assumptions
Reviews the available evidence and identifies a list of principles of 'what works' and 'what doesn't work' to assist with program implementation.
This resource sheet examines the links between housing quality and health outcomes and the mechanisms by which housing influences health outcomes.
Reviews the evidence on the functioning and effectiveness of various diversionary programs to assess what works and what doesn't.
This fact sheet reviews the evidence on what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed.
Research summary aims to contribute to and clarify the debate around false allegations of sexual assault by providing a summary of recent literature
Focuses on three of the COAG building blocks that were the focus of the Clearinghouse in Year 3: early childhood; health; and safe communities.
Engaging with Indigenous Australia: Exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Examines the Australian and international research evidence on how such engagement can be developed and maintained.
Australian Institute of Family Studies annual reports describe the research and operations of the Institute, along with highlights for the year
Helem Yumba Central Queensland Healing Centre is a community organisation in Rockhampton, Queensland, which offers support and counselling services
This Resource Sheet provides an overview of the existing research on women's experiences of sexual harassment and street harassment
This issue paper reviews the effectiveness of programs that address community safety in either Indigenous or non-Indigenous settings.
This paper summarises the key evidence in support of community patrols. It also summarises some of the evidence on best practice.
Project Respect is a non-government organisation that supports women in the sex industry
Outlines some of the issues involved in evaluating multi-level interventions and some of the challenges involved in planning these type of evaluations
AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before school
The role of emerging communication technologies in experiences of sexual violence: A new legal frontier?
Investigates how communication technologies facilitate sexual violence against young people and challenges this presents for the justice system
This resource sheet reviews policies and programs that aim to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour.
A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia
Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the populations they seek to support.