Research suggests that screening for family violence among mediation clients has not been very effective, and there is also significant disagreement as to what constitutes best practice for screening in this context.
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Identifying and responding to family violence and child safety concerns: Findings from the AIFS Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments
The Australian Institute of Family Studies was commissioned to evaluate the 2012 reforms to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) aimed at improving the family law system's responses to matters involving family violence and safety concerns. This article summarises the methodology and findings of the study, which was published across 4 reports in late 2015.
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
Australian Institute of Family Studies annual reports describe the research and operations of the Institute, along with highlights for the year.
Reviews the emergence of trauma-informed care in Australia and overseas and how it is being implemented in practice.
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
Synthesises international evidence regarding risk and protective factors related to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
Examines the available literature about gambling participation within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia.
Around 43 per cent of children under the age of 13 grow up in complex families.