Two-generation programs provide coordinated services to both parents and children - for example, early childhood education complemented with a parenting skills program. In this article, based on his keynote address given at the 16th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan looks at the potential of two-generation programs to benefit families - such as by closing the school achievement gap between children of high and low socio-economic status or reducing 'toxic stress' in the home.
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 .
Overviews the increasing policy and practice focus on the need to better understand the effects of social services on families. Hand highlights how governments across Australia are increasingly making data collection and evaluation part of their conditions for funding programs and individual services. The article also discusses the contested nature of "evidence" and future directions for program evaluation.
Responsible gambling codes of conduct: Lack of harm minimisation intervention in the context of venue self-regulation: Addiction Research & Theory
This paper focuses on venue adherence to active strategies that support responsible gambling
This study aims to describe the experiences of family members of gamblers seeking help online.
Practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves
Recovery agency and informal recovery pathways from gambling problems: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Study report conducted by AGRC investigating the motivations for recovery from gambling problems and the informal pathways employed by an adult group,
An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect in Australia
Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
An overview of community development for service providers and practitioners