This report sets out the findings of research into domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention, early intervention and response for children aged 0–8 years.
A major report on violence prevention studies conducted by AIFS are now available on the NSW Family and Community Services website
Families are the mainstay of safety and support for children. While most children live in safe and supportive environments, governments are aware that too many children are becoming known to child protection services.
Burden of Disease (BoD) estimates based on current health and alcohol consumption data are integral in conceptualising the impact of alcohol on the Australian community.
Pathways through youth justice supervision published by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare explores the types of youth justice supervision experienced by particular cohorts of young people based on data available from the Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ N
Download: Pathways Through Youth Justice.pdf
There is widespread acceptance that children have the right to grow up in safe and stable environments, protected from abuse and neglect, and to have their developmental needs attended to.
When children bully others at school, they are at significant risk of continuing this pattern of antisocial behaviour and having mental health concerns as they grow older.
School bullying is a serious problem worldwide. There is now strong evidence to indicate that children who bully at school are at significant risk for a range of antisocial, criminal and poor health outcomes later in life.
The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (the Commission) is responsible for the independent monitoring of the child protection system in Queensland.
This paper reviews recent research findings into couples in long-term relationships (married and de facto) that provide insight into the couple relationship over time.