Challenges that face some families - poverty, deprivation, homelessness, caring for a disabled family member, parenting following separation, and child abuse
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 paper provides a review of contemporary research on the sexual assault of sex workers in Australia.
Provides an overview of fertility trends and their potential implications for Australia, as well as key current government policies and schemes
Family relationships and the new family law system; programs to help stepfamilies and pre-marriage education; parent-child relationships
Cooperation and coordination: An evaluation of the Family Court of Australia's Magellan case-management model
Evaluation of Magellan against its intended goal of being an effective mechanism for responding to allegations of sexual or physical abuse of children
"Feeling heavy": Vicarious trauma and other issues facing those who work in the sexual assault field
This paper is about vicarious trauma, a normal response to repeated exposure and empathetic engagement with traumatic material
This paper compares the employment aspirations and expectations of mothers with and without long-term health problems.
"Families care" highlighting the range of different ways that families care for each other.
Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings: A pre-reform exploratory study
The study examines the prevalence and nature of allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings filed in 2003
In celebration of National Families Week 2007, AIFS has produced this Facts Sheet about how families spend their time
This paper explores how children from Anglo, Somali and Vietnamese cultural backgrounds are parented at home and in day care.
This report provides some of the first estimates of the financial consequences of divorce for Australians aged 55 to 74 years using HILDA survey data.
Services for victim/survivors of sexual assault: Identifying needs, interventions and provision of services in Australia
This paper summarises the international and national literature that exists on sexual assault services.
This paper is about young people who have committed acts of sexual abuse, written for those who might come across this issue in their day-to-day work
Mothers' age and work characteristics, child and family services, neighbourhoods and community development
This resource document provides a current overview of research and information concerning male survivors of sexual assault and rape.
Indigenous children, families and communities
Paper on sex offender treatment programs examines how theoretical explanations of sexual violence have shaped intervention and community responses.
The Institute's research plan 2006-2008, and relationship trends in marriage and parenting
This paper presents findings from the Child Care in Cultural Context study.