99th AGM Paves The Way for Centenary

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

The 99th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday in Tweddle’s Footscray Conference Centre. Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Di OAM joined Tweddle Chair Ms Doris Whitmore, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Jennifer Lang, Board members, guest speaker Dr Peter Ewer, Dr Nicole Milburn and staff who reflected on a year of […]

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What would babies say about World Children’s Day?

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Today Tweddle celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and World Children’s Day. November 20th is an important date and global day of action. It was on this day in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on […]

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Notice of Tweddle’s 99th 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 99th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 from 3pm to 4pm at Tweddle Child & Family Health Service, 53 Adelaide Street Footscray. To register your attendance, please contact Vicki Matheson […]

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New Tweddle Research Partnership Opportunity to Build Evidence

Tweddle CEO Jacquie O'Brien

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As a state-wide specialist public hospital delivering early intervention and prevention programs for Victorian families, it is vital that Tweddle continue to strengthen its voice and build evidence supporting the first 1000 days, secure attachment and infant mental health. Using a partnership model, Tweddle is seeking expressions of interest from tertiary institutions and/or research bodies […]

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When someone says Children’s Week, do you think of babies?

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Children’s Week (19th – 27th October) is a time when Tweddle celebrate the rights of babies and toddlers to enjoy childhood regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin. It is also a time to celebrate how amazing babies are, especially as they are the future of Victoria. Children’s Week is also a […]

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Empowering parents to build the mental health of babies and toddlers

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Contrary to traditional beliefs, babies and toddlers can and do suffer mental illness. Toxic stress in early childhood is associated with persistent effects on the nervous system and stress hormone systems that can damage developing brains and lead to lifelong problems in learning, behaviour, and both physical and mental health. So how do babies and […]

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Children’s Week Event at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As part of Children’s Week, Tweddle will host “Healthy, Happy & Safe” a play and learning session for parents, carers, babies and toddlers explaining what different cues mean, a discussion about healthy eating and what safety at home looks like for babies and toddlers. With the Children’s Week theme ‘Children have the right to be […]

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The Serious Business of Play at Tweddle

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

With thanks to two Pilot programs supported by the Collier Charitable Fund and The Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust, Tweddle has embedded therapeutic play facilitation at Tweddle. Tweddle’s two new play practitioners are Stephanie and Liz who work in groups and one-on-one with parents, babies and toddlers. In their roles, Stephanie and Liz support children and […]

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Tweddle Announce Learning System Grant

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle is delighted to announce a pilot evaluation in partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). Funded by a Learning System Grant (LSG), the mixed methods study will examine Tweddle’s ten day Residential Parenting Assessment and Skill Development Service (PASDS) for families receiving child protection services. LSGs funded by the DHHS and administered by […]

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First national study of child maltreatment begins

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Child maltreatment takes many forms. From emotional and physical abuse to sexual assault, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. Much of childhood abuse takes place behind closed doors and paves the way for a life of detrimental lifelong health outcomes. A $2.3 million study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of the prevalence and impacts of child maltreatment in Australia is underway, led by QUT Professor Ben Mathews with a team of
international researchers who will interview 10,000 people between the ages of 16 and 86.

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