An overview of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect in families
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 .
Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment
Rarely an isolated incident: Acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma
Experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over time
This paper provides a theoretical basis to working with vulnerable and high-risk families where parenting is not "good enough" or even unsafe
This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse
This paper reviews the research on whether some family structures expose children to a higher risk of child maltreatment than others
This paper explores the theoretical understandings of supervisory neglect and how these understandings might assist in delivering practical responses
Summary of how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage.
Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers
Food insecurity in Australia: What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it?
Explores food insecurity in Australia with a focus on identifying those most likely to suffer it as well as considering its impact