This paper defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children
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 .
Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women.
An overview of the statistics on child deaths resulting from abuse and neglect, and information on the recording of child deaths in Australia
Sets out the principles of good practice that underpin effective support services: accountability; accessibility; and effectiveness and diversity.
People who play simulated gambling games are more likely to gamble commercially and report gambling problems.
This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"