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98th Tweddle AGM highlights achievements and the importance of relationships

A/Prof Rebecca Giallo and Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

­­­The 98th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre. Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Ms Melanie Telford, Board members, guest speaker Associate Professor Rebecca Giallo  and staff reflected on a year of achievement, research, lobbying and hard work. The […]

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Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence at Tweddle

Tweddle 16 days of activism

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

During 16 Days of Activism, Tweddle is taking part in a campaign to end family violence called ”Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence’. Tweddle families are invited to ‘leaf’ a message on our ‘tree’ which will form a ‘Forest of Hope’ on Monday 10th December. Family or domestic violence affects children because they are exposed to […]

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Landmark Footscray Centre of Early Parenting Excellence gets the green light

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Bringing a newborn home for the first time is one of the most precious moments for any parent – but for many families, it can also be extremely stressful. Today Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a re-elected Labor Government will commit $9 million for a landmark Centre of Early Parenting Excellence at Tweddle in Melbourne’s west […]

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Early Parenting Residential Service Dads in Distress

Tweddle dad and son

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

A new Melbourne based study has found that the male partners of women admitted to a private residential early parenting service (REPS) experienced significant increases in stress, irritability, fatigue, sleepiness, and a worsening of sleep quality. Published in Australian Psychologist, the 2018 study examined ‘Psychological Distress, Alcohol Use, Fatigue, Sleepiness, and Sleep Quality: An Exploratory […]

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Everyday Moments Building Love at Tweddle

Tweddle play and music group

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Strengthening relationships and attachment with babies and toddlers, both at home and at Tweddle, is done through the magic of everyday moments. It is during times of loving togetherness that babies and toddlers develop self-confidence, curiosity, social skills, self-control and communication skills. Simple activities like singing, reading, playing – even feeding and grocery shopping provide […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 98th Annual General Meeting

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 98th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 28th of November 2018 from 3pm to 4pm at Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, 53 Adelaide Street Footscray. To register your attendance, please contact Vicki Matheson on 8387 0607 […]

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Tuning In To Baby Cues for Children’s Week

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Week, 19th – 28th October, Tweddle will host ‘Tuning In To Baby Cues’ a play and learning session for parents, carers, babies and toddlers. The free 2 hour workshop on Tuesday 23rd October from 10 am until midday will explore what different cues mean, a cue-card making workshop and a healthy morning […]

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Generation West Babies and Toddlers Need Your Voice

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle, health organisations and local councils are joining together to make the health of babies, toddlers, children and families a priority in the November state election and we need your help. Generation West is a campaign to help the youngest members of our Western community and their families access vital health care and dental services. […]

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Cots, Cuddles & Confidence

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Many parents come to Tweddle programs exhausted due to their baby or child’s unsettled behaviour and poor sleeping patterns. They often feel confused due to the conflicting advice they may have received from websites, books, family and friends. Here, Tweddle’s General Manager, Professional Development, Education & Research Ms Beverley Allen talks about Tweddle’s approach to […]

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New Residential Family Unit Opens for 200 struggling families

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Today Tweddle was honoured to be joined by Ms Gabrielle Williams MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Carers and Volunteers, The Tweddle Board, staff and guests to officially open Tweddle’s new residential unit, the Family Strengthening Unit or FSU. Ms Williams spoke about how Tweddle is about ‘Interventions that fundamentally change generations’ and how Tweddle’s services […]

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