Organisation

Australian Institute of Family Studies

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Acronym:
AIFS

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is a Melbourne-based, Australian government statutory agency, established in 1980 under the Family Law Act 1975.

Evaluation

Child Care Package evaluation: final report

This evaluation draws heavily upon the administrative data on the children's and families' use of child care, along with surveys implemented by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and by the evaluation team, as well as extensive qualitative data from consultations and location-based case...
Interactive resource

Future-proofing safety

The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation has recently commenced 'Future-proofing Safety', a major research project examining how family violence in Victoria has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This first interactive report includes three organisational case studies, each exploring family violence service data before...
Report

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): an update on policy and practice in Australia

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe the wide variety of lifelong developmental effects associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. This paper outlines developments for the prevention of FASD and the diagnosis and support of children and young people living with FASD...
Report

Supporting children with neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term that refers to the diversity in brain functioning associated with a range of developmental conditions and experiences. This paper provides an overview of principles and strategies that can help practitioners to support children with neurodiversity to engage in counselling and...
Report

National elder abuse prevalence study: final report

As part of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, the Attorney-General’s Department commissioned the most extensive empirical examination of elder abuse in Australia to date, the National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. This report presents the findings of that research program.