Best practice guidance on how support services can develop and maintain networks that are positive, sustainable, and work to meet client needs.
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 .
Investigates the effectiveness of current mainstream, international, and Indigenous prevention programs and identifies principles of success.
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.
Explores how parents make decisions about work and care, especially when faced with shift work or inflexible job conditions.
An overview of what we know, and what needs to be better understood, about children’s attachment needs in the context of out-of-home care
This article provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of elder abuse in Australia. Topics include: What is elder abuse?; The prevalence and dynamics of elder abuse; Risk factors and consequences; Particular types of elder abuse; and Disclosure and reporting. Prevention opportunities and frameworks are also considered.
Many jurisdictions have introduced legislation to ensure that donor-conceived adults can access their donor’s identity. However, these laws are increasingly being used by the parents of donor-conceived children to make contact with donors while their children are still minors. This article considers the possible family law implications of such early contact, in particular whether the donor could ever be declared a legal parent or successfully apply for an order to spend time with the child.
In February 2016, new legislation was passed in Victoria that enables all donor-conceived people to obtain identifying information about their sperm, oocyte or embryo donors. This article describes the importance of this legislation, its history and development, how it will operate, and the requirements for information release. This new legislation - known as ‘Narelle's Law’ - is very progressive and provides a model approach for other countries and jurisdictions.