Organisation

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Acronym
AIFS
Owning Institution

Items authored

Guide

6 Sep 2017

The purpose of this resource is to synthesise over forty years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending.

Report

25 Aug 2017

Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children's experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.

Report

30 Oct 2016

Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people up to 18 years who are unable to live with their families (often due to child abuse and neglect). It involves the placement of a child or young person with alternate caregivers on a...

Report

9 Sep 2016

According to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services , (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision [SCRGSP], 2016), in the year 2014-15 the following amounts were spent directly on providing services to children who had experienced, or who were at risk of...

Report

31 Aug 2016

This year’s theme, “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”, emphasises that communities matter to children, and asks all Australians to play their part to help protect children and support families within their communities.

In partnership with NAPCAN, the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange at...

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Report

Overview of services and service provider perspectives
31 Aug 2018

This report contains the results of a mixed methods research study exploring the characteristics and activities of Department of Social Services’ funded Family and Relationship Services (FaRS) and Specialised Family Violence Services (SFVS). The results from this research will help to inform future service delivery...

Report

Incidence and context of direct cross‑examination involving self-represented litigants
28 Jun 2018

This report explores quantitative and qualitative data relevant to direct cross‑examination involving self-represented litigants in family law matters.

Report

15 Jun 2018

This report sets out findings from the Children and Young People in Separated Families: Family Law System Experiences and Needs project, a qualitative study commissioned and funded by the federal Attorney-General’s Department (AGD). This study aimed to investigate the experiences and needs of young people...

Report

A survey of foster and relative/kinship carers
16 May 2018

Many Australian carers are grandparents caring for vulnerable relatives living out-of-home and they are not getting the support services they need, according to this research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Report

8 May 2018

This research was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to increase understanding of the factors associated with successful transitions from out-of-home care. The study is scheduled to end in 2018. This first report uses data from the first wave of surveys...

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Journal

25 May 2018

Exploring issues affecting Australian families for 37 years. We celebrate 100 issues of Family Matters by looking back on some of the important research completed by the institute over the years and looking forward - presenting some current research focused on issues that matter to...

Discussion paper

3 Nov 2016

This discussion paper has been published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It examines the growing interest in trauma-informed care and the implementation of trauma-informed approaches to support survivors of trauma, including survivors of child sexual abuse.

Report

15 Sep 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is inquiring into how institutions have engaged with and responded to allegations and instances of institutional child sexual abuse. Key to this inquiry is the need to generate an understanding of the...

Report

2 May 2016

This report reflects key insights provided by participants at the roundtable as a platform for action by governments, business, communities and individuals. It also provides input to the Council of Australian Government’s agenda to reduce violence against women and their children.

The roundtable was...

Journal article

15 Mar 2016

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in 2014 to assist with the establishment of a panel of experts to help agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity. The Families and Children Activity provides...

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