This resource gives an overview of forced adoption, describing how the experience may affect an individual and the way in which they use your service.
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.
Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with harmful sexual behaviours
Report published by ANROWS showing that many young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviours have their own history of childhood trauma.
Health service use among children at risk of social‑emotional problems: Opportunities for early intervention
This research brief investigates children’s use of health care services, the use of health and support services and children’s unmet service needs.
This brief investigates the role of parenting, parents’ mental health and their health behaviours on the social-emotional wellbeing of their children.
This report is an evaluation of the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children.
This study enhances understanding of online wagering involvement in Australia and includes recommendations on the implementation of the Framework.
Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs: A checklist for organisations
This paper provides managers and other decision-makers with practical guidance on supporting staff to work with families with complex needs
This report explores potential policy interventions to reduce gambling harm, drawing on existing gambling research from other areas of public health.
A ‘quick scoping review’ of research evidence about timely decision making for children and young people who've entered the child protection system
Supporting children in families with complex needs: Nine tips for practitioners who feel out of their depth
This paper describes how practitioners can develop confidence in supporting children in these families.
Summary of the Family Wellbeing Study commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Part 2 of the Family Wellbeing study was designed to investigate how families manage the transition of ADF members into civilian life.
The Family Wellbeing Study examined the wellbeing of families of ADF members, transitioned ADF members and reservists.
This study commissioned by the VRGF shows that wagering advertisements and inducements increase betting expenditure.
Weighing up the odds: Sports betting and young men
The Cradle to Kinder program is an early intervention program designed to address the needs of vulnerable children and families.
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.
This report focused on strategies and approaches to enhancing the provision of support services for victim/survivors child sexual abuse.
This report developed a framework to analyse and present information about historical influences on institutional child sexual abuse (1950-2014).