AIFS research undertaken to identify gaps in access to and participation in preschool programs by Australian children in the year before school
Archived AIFS publications
These publications may be of interest for historical reasons. Because of their age, they may not reflect current research data or AIFS' current research methodologies.
This sheet presents statistical information about trends in parents' engagement in paid work, examining mothers' and fathers' employment patterns
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
Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Reviews Australian programs that aim to promote social and emotional wellbeing and identifies those that have shown to be effective.
This resource sheet reviews policies and programs that aim to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour.
Summarises the available statistical information about the nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia
This paper will explore the research on detected female offenders who are also victim/survivors of sexual violence.
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.
Suggests that conceptualising and responding to male sexual victimisation as a public health issue, will help to improve community responses to men
This Research Summary into sibling sexual abuse will review the current literature on definitions, impacts, barriers to disclosure and legal issues
This Wrap provides an evidence-based summary of the key issues involved in program design in primary prevention initiatives
Australian Institute of Family Studies annual reports describe the research and operations of the Institute, along with highlights for the year
This report reviews the literature on life events experienced by families and ways in which they prepare for and/or deal with them
Past Adoption Experiences: National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
This report presents the findings of the National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
Reviews parenting and home-visiting programs in general, and then focuses on the evidence for programs aimed at Indigenous families.
Outlines what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed, illustrated with case studies of promising programs in Australia.
Interview with Patrick Tidmarsh, Forensic Interview Advisor, Sexual Offences Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT), Victoria Police
This plan formalises AIFS commitment to working with and for a very important and significant group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Aims to provide current information to those working in health care settings about how to approach the discussion of intimate partner sexual violence
Mothers with a history of childhood sexual abuse: Key issues for child protection practice and policy
Reviews the literature examining the impacts of a history of maternal childhood sexual abuse on parenting capacities and the impacts on children