COVID-19 and separated families
The focus of this paper is the approximately 650,000 separated families, and the 1.3 million children affected by these separations in Australia. For these families too, it is likely that COVID-19 will amplify both the opportunities and the dangers.
Understanding parenting disputes after separation
This report adds to what is known about the behaviour and motivations of separated parents in Australia, drawing on three independent data sets.
Defining and delivering effective counselling and psychotherapy
This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and highlights the factors that contribute to its success. Overview Following a brief historical summary of three mainstream approaches, this paper addresses the similarities and differences between the terms counselling and psychotherapy. After...
Experiences of separated parents study
This report presents the findings of a core element of the Evaluation the 2012 Family Violence Amendments project—the Experiences of Separated Parents Study (ESPS).
Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments: synthesis report
This report sets out the overall findings of the evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments. The evaluation examined the effects of amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) that were intended to improve the family law system’s responses to matters involving family violence...