Family Law Royal Commission Unites Groups

Australian Law reform Committee 

The ALRC is keen to hear from people who have recent experiences within the family law system that may illustrate some of the current problems. These stories are for the ALRC’s use only and will not be published.  (However, all material received by the ALRC may be subject to Freedom of Information requests.) Please limit your response to 750 words. The deadline is August 2018

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Vincent J. Felitti, MD, FACP, Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, Dale Nordenberg, MD, David F. Williamson, MS, PhD, Alison M. Spitz, MS, MPH, Valerie Edwards, BA, Mary P. Koss, PhD, James S. Marks, MD, MPH

Recent Studies on resilience and child abuse completed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). 

Children and young people in separated families: Family law system experiences and needs. 

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 Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department (AGD). This study aimed to investigate the experiences and needs of young people whose parents had separated and had accessed the family law system.

Final report 2018 –

What helps parents grow through the trauma of their experiencing sexual abuse?

If you are the parent of a child who has experienced sexual abuse, you are invited to participate in a research questionnaire. The aim of this research is to explore the factors that influence posttraumatic growth in parents of children who have experienced sexual abuse and help further our understanding of the impact of this trauma on parents’ lives.


 Examining the Factors Influencing Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Children who have Experienced Sexual Abuse.

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