Welcome to the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families (ACHESS).

**NEWS**

The first official results from the ACHESS, reporting on parent-response measures of health and wellbeing, have now been published in BMC Public Health. The provisional PDF can be found here.

More results will be available soon.

About the study

ACHESS is a research project that is being conducted as part of the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne. It is the first study in Australia to consider the health and wellbeing of children with same-sex attracted parents.

At present we are not recruiting any further participants for this study. Publications to date are available below.

You can find out more about this project by visiting the FAQs (frequently asked questions) page. Throughout the project results will be posted on the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program website. Our publications can also be found at the bottom of this page.

This website is constantly being updated but if you would like to find out more about this research please contact the project administrator here.

Publications

Crouch SR, Waters E, McNair R, Power J, and Davis E (2014) Parent-reported measures of child health and wellbeing in same-sex parent families: a cross-sectional survey BMC Public Health 14:635

Crouch SR (2014) The ties that bind: same-sex parent families in a modern world. In: Sykes H editor. A Love of Ideas. Melbourne: Future Leaders

Crouch SR, Waters E, McNair R, Power J, Davis E and van Mourik L (2014)
Triumphs and challenges in recruiting same-sex parent families Aust N Z J Public Health 38 (1): 87-88

The Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program (2014) The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families (ACHESS): Interim Report

Crouch SR, McNair R, Waters E and Power J (2013)
What makes a same-sex parented family Med J Aust 198 (9):1

Crouch SR, Waters E, McNair R, Power J and Davis E (2012) ACHESS - The Australian study of child health in same-sex families: background research, design and methodology BMC Public Health. 12:646