The Cradle to Kinder program is an early intervention program designed to address the needs of vulnerable children and families.
Each year the Institute is commissioned to produce a range of reports. The most recent reports (published by the commissioning organisation) are listed below. See also AIFS Research papers and reports
This report examines the association between family, neighbourhood and school level disadvantage and children’s cognitive and social outcomes.
This report examines the association between childhood poverty and a range of children’s developmental outcomes.
Challenging misconceptions about sexual offending: Creating an evidence-based resource for police and legal practitioners
This resource from the Australian Institute of Family Studies challenges some of the common myths and misconceptions about sexual offending.
Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs: Final report
Report on the current state of knowledge on the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.
Best practice guidance on how support services can develop and maintain networks that are positive, sustainable, and work to meet client needs.
Reviews the emergence of trauma-informed care in Australia and overseas and how it is being implemented in practice.
Synthesises international evidence regarding risk and protective factors related to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
50 in-depth interviews were conducted with victim/survivors and their families to explore the effect of disclosure of abuse.
Establishing the Connection: Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: Key findings and future directions
Presents key findings and implications for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners from ANROWS research project Establishing the Connection.
Establishing the Connection: Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: Final report
Examines the intersections between alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and sexual victimisation and trauma and their support sectors.
To which extent is child care flexible enough to meet the needs of parents who work non-standard or variable hours?
This study explores "informal recovery pathways", and also compares the motivations and experiences of younger and older adults in Victoria.
This paper reviews what is known about the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.
What is the prevalence of risk-taking behaviours in the children of former or current military personnel?: A rapid evidence assessment.
Synthesises and assesses the evidence on the prevalence of risk-taking behaviour in children of former and current military personnel.
What are the family protective factors for members transitioning from Defence service?: A rapid evidence assessment
This literature review investigates whether family members can affect how well service personnel transition out of the military.
Reviews the literature on trauma-informed frameworks, models and guidelines for supporting survivors of sexual violence with mental health problems.
This paper establishes the current state of knowledge on the association between alcohol and drug use and sexual violence.
Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: Outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW - Wave 1 baseline statistical report
This baseline report presents findings from Wave 1 of the study, and also provides information on methodology and recruitment.
Presents findings from Wave 3, conducted in 2012 with 9,028 parents five years after separation.