This paper explores the development of the collective impact framework and its ability to create population-level change on complex social issues.
AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.
All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.
See also publications from Growing Up in Australia .
A glossary of common terms used within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities
An overview of community development for service providers and practitioners
Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe
Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.
This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
A review of the literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations, with a focus on what works in these initiatives.
What are the key factors of successful programs targeting disadvantaged communities?
Presents a medium- to long-term evaluation of the impact of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative on child, family, and community outcomes
The paper reviews what is known about successful ventures, what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed.
This paper considers the role of the arts in building and supporting healthy communities.