Australian Institute of Family Studies annual reports describe the research and operations of the Institute, along with highlights for the year
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.
The focus of this Facts Sheet is on broad family trends. It was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of research by AIFS.
Summarises current knowledge on best practice in child protection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
This paper examines how characteristics of parental paid employment are associated with differences in parent-child time
"Time to get cracking": The challenge of developing best practice in Australian sexual assault prevention education
Discusses a number of challenges that programs are likely to face in the effort to formulate best practice in sexual assault prevention education
There is no argument about the pervasiveness and impact of sexual violence. The challenge we face is how to prevent it.
This issue of Family Matters covers the impacts of recessions on families; joblessness, family relations, and children’s development; financial disadvantage and children’s school readiness; young people transitioning from state out of home care; social isolation among retired men and women; and the Family Violence Protect Act.
This Wrap considers the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are also experiencing homelessness
Parents and their young adult children; children's participation in family law disputes; characteristics of cohabiters; children's relationships with step-parents; effective caring in carer support sector; sole-parent families; Indigenous social exclusion
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet about the diversity of families to support the 2009 National Families Week
Aspirations for work and family; working poor in Australia; flexible work arrangements; supporting children at risk of abuse and neglect; the CDEP scheme; parenting skills; grandparents and grandchildren
This paper provides clear directions for future research and practice in responding to and preventing sexual assault among adults with a disability.
Balancing work and family; protecting and promoting children's wellbeing; involving fathers in child and family services; a history of the Australian social security system
Timing of mothers' return to work after childbearing: Variations by job characteristics and leave use
This paper presents Australian research on how different factors relate to the timing of women's return to work after having a child
The valuable work of Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Based upon data from a national survey, conducted in 2006, of 1,002 carers who receive an Australian Government payment directed towards carers
Provides information about young people's experiences of sexual assault and the problems / barriers they face to disclosing such experiences
This Wrap includes the historical and contemporary aspects of sexual assault as they impact on Indigenous people
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet on work and family balance to support the 2008 National Families Week