Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is an early intervention and prevention health service.  Our highest priority is to provide assistance to families during pregnancy and with children up to school age that are facing multiple challenges and are in urgent need of therapeutic support.


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September 3, 2015

Child Protection Week Reinforcing The Importance Of Prevention

Launching on Father’s Day every year, National Child Protection Week supports and encourages the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and families. As a Statewide Early Parenting Centre supporting vulnerable families, clinicians are constantly mindful of the children and parents in their care. This week, Tweddle is delighted to welcome Sri Kirkwood, our new Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) coordinator. Sri, who is a social worker, comes to Tweddle with exceptional experience including working locally and overseas with high risk families. Her work in the past has involved child protection, mental health, QEC PASDS, and at Monash Health in various roles supporting vulnerable families and children.


August 19, 2015

Tweddle Welcomes New Reform For Families

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service welcomes the Andrews Government reform that will help shape the future of support services for vulnerable children and families. Tweddle CEO Ms Jacquie O Brien agreed that the service system was in need of reform, especially when it came to early intervention. “Tweddle continues to see an increase in the complexity of families being admitted to a Tweddle program. Our part in preventing these families from entering the service system at more critical times is vital, as is our role in protecting infants and young children. Many mums and dads are struggling to give their children what they need for healthy development and identifying these deficits as early as possible is crucial” said Jacquie. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said the Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children would be driven by evidence and expert advice, working closely with the community services sector.


About Tweddle Child and Family Health Service 

Tweddle requires a health professional referral in order to triage families into our government funded day stay and residential programs. We also provide In Home Services, our Infant and Perinatal Psychology Service, Childbirth Education and Relationship Counselling Learn more...

Every year Tweddle's specialised team of maternal and child health nurses, registered and mothercraft nurses, psychologists, social workers and early childhood professionals provide support to over 4,000 families facing parenting challenges. 



Tweddle is a proud partner of Sons of the West, a Western Bulldogs community health initiative, supporting men living and working in Melbourne’s West to lead healthier lives.

   Tweddle Strategic Plan 2012-2017


Tweddle would like to acknowledge and pay our

respects to the Traditional Custodians, past and present,

of this land Wurundjeri on which Tweddle provide its services.


 Tweddle_Victorian Government    

Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government


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