Health Professional Seminar Explores Importance of Father-Child Attachment

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On Wednesday 25th October as part of Children’s Week, Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is presenting a half day seminar which will explore the critical importance of father-child attachment in the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Tweddle Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Ms Kirsty Evans is looking forward to putting the topic of […]

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Fathers, Babies, Toddlers & Attachment Seminar

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Tweddle is hosting the second in the series of their Babies’ Brains Matter early parenting seminars with the theme “Supporting Fathers to build strong, secure attachments with their babies and toddlers”. Come along for the morning on Wednesday 25th October as part of Children’s Week and hear specialist practitioners Scott Hall, LeAnn Williams, Dr Kate Taylor and […]

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The West is Best For New Centre of Parenting Excellence

Tweddle Centre of Parenting Excellence

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LeadWest and a delegation of Mayors and Council Chief Executives from Melbourne’s West have presented a set of infrastructure and investment proposals to Turnbull government Ministers, the Federal Infrastructure Department, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Labor MPs. One of the six key recommendations includes an $11 million investment in a Centre of Parenting Excellence at […]

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One Hundred Dads Social Impact Project kicks off

Ryan Polei Visual Hun dad kissing baby (2)

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In 2016/17 fifty-nine dads from 17 suburbs across Melbourne’s West took part in a new after hours parenting program called ‘Working Out Dads’ developed by men’s group-work academic Andrew King and Tweddle. ‘Working Out Dads’ is a therapeutic after hours program for dads of 0-4 aged children. The program combines one hour of facilitated discussion […]

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Tweddle offers MyTime to older children.

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Tweddle’s MyTime groups offer peer support for parents and carers of children with additional needs. Tweddle runs 6 MyTime Groups across Melbourne’s West in Avondale Heights, Sunshine, Point Cook, Werribee, Wyndham Vale and Newport. MyTime, funded by the Department of Social Services, has recently agreed to extend the age eligibility for MyTime children from 16 […]

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Tweddle Launches New Initiatives

Jacquie O Brien CEO Tweddle

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Tweddle is undergoing a number of significant changes as we approach our 97th year. These will continue to position Tweddle as an organisation that adapts to the changing needs of government, families and the community. As we approach the launch of a modern family pod in November, there are three exciting initiatives that we’d like to share. […]

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New Workshops for Brimbank Parents, Babies and Toddlers

Tweddle & Brimbank Parenting workshops

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Brimbank City Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service has recruited the services of Tweddle to deliver three new parenting workshops. The groups will offer a practical guide to some of the early years most common challenges. Delivered by an experienced Tweddle Maternal and Child Health Nurse, the three workshops will cover baby and toddler sleep, introducing […]

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Mum Returns to Tweddle After 17 Years

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Mary O’Brien came to Tweddle 17 years ago struggling with a distressed baby, feeding issues and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty in her role as a new mum. This week she returned to the residential unit in her role as a Youth Support Worker caring for a teenage mother and her baby. “I remeber it […]

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Tweddle prioritise education and research with new appointment

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Tweddle’s role as early parenting and infant mental health educators enables us to share valuable research, insights and training with health professionals, academics and families. Beverley Allen, Tweddle’s new General Manager of Professional Development, Education and Research (GM PDER) recently attended the Maternal and Child Health Nurse Biannual Conference in Melbourne. Representing Tweddle, Beverly moderated […]

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Ben Carroll MP Members Statements highlights Tweddle in Parliament

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Tweddle Board, management and staff and grateful to Ben Carroll MP, State Member for Niddrie and Parliamentary Secretary for Justice for acknowledging the work of Tweddle in Parliament on the 22nd of June. Mr Carroll MP attended Tweddle’s ‘Babies, Business and The Bottom Line’ business breakfast as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week to hear […]

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