Celebrating Babies and Toddlers in Children’s Week

Tweddle Children's Week

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Children’s Week (21-29th October) is a time when Tweddle celebrate the right of babies and toddlers to enjoy childhood regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin. Tweddle, a Childsafe Organisation, is committed to the protection of all children attending one of our many programs across the State. Children’s Week is also […]

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Join Tweddle’s Board and create social change for families

Tweddle Board

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The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions of the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2018. The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare. Applicants must be able to demonstrate […]

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Tweddle Acknowledge MyTime Staff & Families in Carers Week

Tweddle MyTime Carers Week

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National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. Tweddle’s six MyTime groups across Melbourne’s west are where carers of children with special needs can connect with others facing the same challenges. Every week over 86 families regularly attend MyTime groups in Avondale Heights, Sunshine, Point Cook, […]

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From Stress to Strength, removing Stigma for Parents on World Mental Health Day

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In 2017 Tweddle would like to encourage parents and carers to go from stress to strength by removing the stigma and reaching out for help. Parenting is stressful at the best of times, but struggling with a mental illness as a mum or a dad with a baby […]

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New Report Shows First 1000 Days are Crucial

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Tweddle’s early parenting programs have long been informed by a growing body of evidence which shows that experiences during the first 1000 days of life can have long-term consequences for a baby or toddler’s health and wellbeing. A research review by experts at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute titled Strong Foundations: Getting it Right in […]

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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

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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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