Tweddle is currently providing a combination of telehealth and reduced residential services. Tweddle’s Day Stay program and In-Home service are being delivered through virtual support.
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Tweddle's in-home consultants are supporting families through telehealth.
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Tweddle's Parent Info Hub has dozens of links to resources including videos, help lines, expert tips and more. Download Tweddle's parenting app if you need additional support.
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Tweddle is delivering a mix of online and face to face professional development and training.
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Tweddle’s new online Childbirth Education classes
are delivered by experienced Educators. Mums and partners can now watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes at a time that suits them.
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Tweddle is currently providing a combination of telehealth and reduced residential services.  Tweddle’s Day Stay programs and In-Home service are being delivered through virtual visits. Tweddle parenting practitioners are using strict health protocols to care for families including:
  • Taking temperatures
  • Asking a series of questions prior to services being delivered regarding your current health status and travel
  • Social distancing will be maintained and will be the responsibility of all parties
  • Respiratory hygiene and hand hygiene will need to be adhered to
Tweddle would like to thank you for your flexibility and positive spirit in which you allowed us to help you in the virtual world.
Let your health professional or Tweddle know if you need help with sleep and settling, attachment, behaviour, routine, returning to work, understanding your baby’s cues, feeding, nutrition or childbirth education needs.
We continue to add resources to our Parent Info Hub and you can find our App on the Apple or Google stores.  We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Stay well and take care.

Once referred to as a ‘Sleep School’, Tweddle offers so much more. Tweddle 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.

Protective factors for a socially distanced village raising a child
August 11 2020

The world is looking very different right now for our babies and toddlers. From tape draped across the swings at your local park to mask wearing grown-ups hurrying down supermarket aisles, pandemic-life has changed for all of us.

As a public hospital and state-wide Early Parenting support organisation, Tweddle has continued to provide residential and telehealth parenting support throughout the pandemic.

Parents and caregivers are worried about how isolation, working from home, child-care disruption and the added pressures of strained relationships and finances are impacting their mental health and the wellbeing of their families.

It’s comforting to know that leading academics, paediatricians and psychologists have offered reassurance about the impacts of Covid-19 isolation on young children, citing the protective benefits of loving interactions with parents, siblings and even pets.

As families in Victoria and across the world adjust to and brace for second waves of COVID-19, there are a number of important protective factors that will help our babies, toddlers and young children ride the wave with us until we get to the other side.

To help on that challenging journey, Tweddle recommend the 6 R’s; Routine, Resources, Regulation, Reassurance, Recognise and Resilience. These are intended to scaffold children and families not only through our current pandemic, but through stressful times in general.

Infant Sleep Training for State's Parenting Workforce
June 24 2020

Tweddle is thrilled to announce a key partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW) made possible with thanks to a significant investment from the Victorian government. The partnership will see over 2000 of Victoria’s nursing, parenting and health practitioners trained in the latest evidence based approaches to sleep and settling.

The health network will include Victoria’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nurse Workforce, Aboriginal Health workers, Allied Health professionals, MCH students and clinical staff working in Early Parenting Centres.

The CFECFW will develop and support an e-learning course based on the content materials provided by Tweddle and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The training will incorporate evidence based, online training and face-to-face facilitated workshops.

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
Tweddle's MyTime program is now welcoming families to fortnightly online catch ups. 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 are now recruiting for our next Brimbank and Wyndham Working Out Dads groups, a ground-breaking parenting program for dads of children aged 0-4.
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's new Childbirth Education classes now include a class filmed at Tweddle, delivered by experienced Educators with participating parents. Mums and partners can now watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes at a time that suits them. Participants are sent a password that allows access to Tweddle's Childbirth Education on Vimeo. The password allows access to a two week viewing period. Classes are then followed up by an optional group zoom meeting with the Educator, where parents can meet and ask the Educator any questions.
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

122

Working Out Dads

14

Locations : Pascoe Vale, Wyndham Vale, Maidstone, Point Cook,  Hobsons Bay (Newport)  Brimbank, Maribynong, Melton, 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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