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August 2015

Tweddle Welcomes New Reform For Families

Posted:Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

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.Read more...

Books wanted for Brimbank book worms

Posted:Monday, 3 August 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Book Week 22nd -28th August, Tweddle are asking families to donate children’s books in good condition as part of a project to get books into the homes of disadvantaged families living in Brimbank. The project collected over 300 beautiful children’s books in 2014 and hopes to exceed that amount this year. Books are distributed in partnership with The Smith Family with support from Brimbank’s City Council. Books can be delivered during the month of August to Tweddle during business hours at 53 Adelaide Street, Footscray or to Brimbank City Council’s Sunshine and Keilor customer service centres, from there, Tweddle Communications Manager Kerrie Gottliebsen will be coordinating the project. Some collections may also be possible.Read more...

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