Tweddle are now recruiting for dads living and working in the City of Wyndham.
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Tweddle's in-home support team offer gentle and trusted baby and toddler sleep, settling and behaviour strategies and advice in your own home. They also offer telephone consultations.
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Here, a mum talks about her experience coming to Tweddle with her 10 month old baby and what happened during her 5 day residential stay.
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Sing & Grow at Tweddle
“Seeking help for baby sleep and settling is usually the first reason parents contact Tweddle. Historically known as a Sleep School, Tweddle is an Early Parenting Centre offering a gentle, holistic service including education around attachment and infant mental health.
While we require a referral to care for your family, we’re happy to chat with you about our parenting programs and even offer tours and information sessions if you are still unsure. We understand how exhaustion can impact parenting, relationships and mental health. Call us if you have any questions”

Programs and services include Residential and Day Stay, In Home, telephone and Skype consultations, MyTime for parents and carers of children with special needs, prison program, Childbirth Education, Parenting Assessment and Skills Development (PASDS), Parenting Workshops in the community and Professional Development.

All of Tweddle’s programs change the trajectory of family’s lives, with far reaching consequences now and for generations.

 

New Working Out Dads Wyndham Groups Announced
February 14 2019

Tweddle are grateful to the Wyndham City Council who have provided a Community Health grant which will allow Tweddle to provide Working Out Dads for 20 dads living and working in Wydnham. Working Out Dads is a free after-hours parenting program held in a gym, for dads of children aged 0-4.  The program features facilitated discussion and exercise, handouts and text messages. Themes cover parenting, relationships, mental health, fitness and well-being. Dates for the free program will be announced shortly. If you would like to meet other Dads, work on your health and talk about the things that matter contact Tweddle, join the waiting list here and we will be in touch.

Report into child deaths highlights parental mental health factors
February 06 2019

Highlighted today in a critical national report into filicide, released by the Australian Government’s Institute of Criminology, was the need for increased investment into adult-focused mental health, substance abuse rehabilitation and domestic violence services with clients as parents, and a focus on their children. International and Australian research indicates that children aged under five years make up the largest proportion of filicide victims. Infants are at particular risk—between one quarter and one-third of all filicide victims are under one year of age. By intervening early and effectively, the risk of harm to a child can be reduced, parent and family wellbeing can be improved, and the risk of child maltreatment and filicide can drop substantially.

Our Programs

Day Stay Programs
Tweddle provides early parenting Day Stay programs in Footscray, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service and in Mill Park in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.
MyTime
MyTime provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, discuss, to access information, and to support and be supported by other carers...
In Home Service
Tweddle offer gentle solutions to helping your baby or young child learn to sleep and settle. We provide expert in home and telephone support for baby and toddler sleep, settling, behaviour, feeding and parenting uncertainty...
Working Out Dads
Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, in partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, are set to launch the second round of Working Out Dads, a ground-breaking parenting program for dads of children aged 0-4 living and working in and around Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton, Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay and Moreland.
Residential Program
The Tweddle Residential Program operates from Monday to Friday each week for vulnerable families struggling with a range of parenting challenges. The early intervention and prevention program has a focus on strengthening attachment, building resilience and supporting you to understand your baby's cues....
Childbirth Education
Tweddle offers a comprehensive range of childbirth education classes in a relaxed informal atmosphere, in partnership with Western Health. You can choose from classes that run across two Thursday evenings, or full day classes on either a Saturday or a Sunday. Bookings should be made at the 20 - 30 week gestation period.
Parenting Assessment and Skills Development
Tweddle's Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) is available to parents who have children between 0 and 3 years who are currently involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Professional Development
Tweddle provide training programs and parenting workshops delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience specialising in infant mental health, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education. Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff, held either at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you.

Impact of Our Programs

3613

Mums, Dads, Babies & Toddlers (Resi/Day Stay/InHome/PASDs/HoPES)

2,179

Day Stay Clients

354

In Home Clients

720

Childbirth Education families

1594

Completed Assessment and Intake Services

110

MyTime Families

60

Working Out Dads

14

Locations : Essendon, Wyndham Vale, Maidstone, Point Cook, Werribee, Hobsons Bay (Newport)  Brimbank, Maribynong, Melton, Moreland, Whittlesea, Geelong, Terang, Bacchus Marsh, 

64%

MCHN referrals to Tweddle

 

Make A Difference Today

Social Change
Tweddle is a public hospital and preventative health organisation working upstream with a focus on social change. We foster resilience in families experiencing mental ill health, family violence, isolation, addiction and exhaustion.
The Tweddle Foundation
The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Help us build a future for vulnerable families so that babies and toddlers get a good start in life.
Get Involved
We welcome your partnership in helping us change lives. Whether it be workplace giving, corporate partnerships, bequests, volunteering or fundraising, your help will make a difference today and for the future.

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 has a commitment to honouring and celebrating diversity in all staff, volunteers, and families, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making. We acknowledge the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government
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