This paper reviews what is known about the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting.
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.
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.
Assesses the impact of the scheme on clients, the effectiveness of the implementation, and the cost-effectiveness of the model, and to inform policy.
Examines the impact of four programs designed to divert Indigenous people from entering the justice system.
Examines the main measurement issues that arise when assessing the socio-economic status of women over the life course.
Vietnam Veterans Family Study. Volume 3, Part 2: A study of mortality patterns of Vietnam Veteran families - supplementary analysis of the study data
Do children of Vietnam veterans have an increased risk of mortality compared with those of non-deployed military personnel or the general population?
Groups and communities at risk of domestic and family violence: A review and evaluation of domestic and family violence prevention and early intervention services focusing on at-risk groups and communities
Features case studies and a service map comparing programs from New South Wales and other states.
aims to understand more about attendance patterns in primary school and their impact on academic achievement, using data from LSAC and NAPLAN.
Vietnam Veterans Family Study: Volume 2, A study of health and social issues in Vietnam Veteran sons and daughters
Examines the physical, mental, social, and economic wellbeing of the children of veterans, and the risk, protective and mediating factors involved.
Children affected by domestic and family violence: A review of domestic and family violence prevention, early intervention and response services
This literature review examines best practice in family violence prevention, early intervention, and response strategies aimed at children aged 0-10.
Women as offenders, women as victims: The role of corrections in supporting women with histories of sexual abuse
Literature review on the profile of women offenders that presents an evidence-informed framework for supporting these women in correctional settings.
Explores the prevalence of different types of family environments, and the influence of these environments on children's developmental outcomes.
Presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project examining the use and efficacy of Independent Children’s Lawyers in the family law system.
The study proposes service model options that could enhance and complement existing support services.
Employment characteristics and transitions of mothers in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Examines mothers' transitions into and out of work and between jobs of different types as children grow or as new children are born.