The Home Truths: Stop Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence - A National Challenge conference was held in Melbourne, 15-17 September 2004.
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 looks at the range of formal health sector protocols that currently exist to guide service responses to victim/survivors of sexual assault.
Mothers' views on using formal child care; Access to family-friendly work arrangements
This report attempts to gain an understanding of the reasons for fertility trends, at both the macro and micro levels
This report reviews and synthesises the research and interventions concerning the impact of parenting factors on adolescent alcohol use
Aspirations, expectations and decisions about having children
Provides an overview of the key issues and findings from recent reports and research into family violence and sexual assault in Indigenous communities
Adolescent development, aspirations and becoming adult, and shaping new life patterns
Analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations
This paper aims to draw attention to the body of literature available on how enduring and rewarding marriages can be created and maintained
The papers in this publication have been developed from presentations made at a workshop held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 2001
The report presents qualitative data from a series of ten focus groups which formed the Parent-Child Contact Study
Structured around the main themes that often figure in the literature on issues relating to sexual assault or violence against women in rural contexts
In this edition of Family Matters we publish an article which describes the study’s development process, discusses the data that will be available to researchers from the first wave of data collection, and offers some pointers to the sorts of questions that can be addressed using the Growing Up in Australia dataset. Also in this issue, we feature a report of the official launch on 8 February 2004 of the first wave of Growing Up in Australia by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, Minister for Family and Community Services.
This paper explores the relationship between fathers' work hours, their own wellbeing and that of their families using data from the HILDA survey.
The book provides snapshot of the diversity of family types, the changes and transitions a family may experience, and issues affecting families
This paper deals with the issue of sexual violence by men against their female partners.
Various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.
This paper demonstrates that older people make valuable economic contributions to Australian society through the time they spend in voluntary work.
Australian data sources on the prevalence of drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault are discussed.