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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July 11, 2015

Stress and violence impacting young children and unborn babies

The Age Social Affairs Reporter Miki Perkins has delivered a story that documents the often unreported impacts of family violence on children and unborn babies and the way it shapes their lives. As we approach the The Royal Commission into Family Violence, the story delves into the lives of victims and speaks with health professionals working with families experiencing violence. Tweddle Chair and Psychologist Dr Nicole Milburn spoke to Perkins about how studies have shown genetic changes in babies in the womb in family violence settings and that some children are growing up in environments where the adults they rely on for safety are either frightened or frightening.

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July 8, 2015

Tweddle In Home Team Leader builds valuable resources for new parents

Tweddle's In Home Team Leader Kerrie Buchanan has been a contributing author to a project published by The Royal Women’s Hospital, Growing Together, A Kit for Parents: Conception to One Year. This kit is intended for use by families and consists of a book, a smartphone app, a picture book for baby and a bag. She recently also attended the 6th biennial national Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses (MCaFHN) Conference in Perth, Our Voice Our Future: Researching, reviewing and revitalising our profession. Kerrie is also due to requalify as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been a lactation consultant for 15 years and is required to re-sit the exam every 5- 10 years to ensure she remains up to date with contemporary breastfeeding knowledge and practice. The In Home team's extensive skills are a great asset to families needing specialised support.

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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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