Empowering, Educating and Advocating at Tweddle

Solange Uwingeneye Tweddle

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Tweddle is delighted to announce Solange Uwingeneye as Tweddle’s new Parenting Assessment and Skills Development (PASDS) program Coordinator. Born in Rwanda, Solange joins Tweddle as a registered nurse with extensive midwifery skills, and public health background established in Australia and Africa. Solange, who is a mother of three children, is dedicated to empowering, educating, supporting and […]

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Early Parenting Programs for Dads Improve Children’s Outcomes

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With over 250 babies born every week across Melbourne’s west, the need for prevention and early intervention services for parents is crucial. As any parent will attest, the first year after having a baby is tough. Dads report feeling like the ‘third wheel’ and face challenges with isolation, changes in intimate partner relationships and the […]

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Children’s Health Forum Welcomes Babies to the West

Tweddle's Beverley Allen and The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Welcoming The Babies Ceremony

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  The annual Welcoming the Babies & Children’s Health Forum saw babies, toddlers and their parents and carers from Point Cook, Laverton, Seabrook, Seaholme, Altona, Altona Meadows and beyond enjoy a fun and informative welcoming ceremony and interactive panel discussion. Tweddle’s General Manager, Professional Development, Education and Research Ms Beverley Allen joined The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, member for […]

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Tweddle Psychologist Caring For Families in the first 1000 Days

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Tweddle’s new psychologist Jess Chidgey understands the importance of good mental health in the early years of parenting, especially as a parent of a 15 month old baby. In her role, Jess works with residential families facing a number of challenges. In some circumstances she is supporting mums or dads who are sharing struggles for […]

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New collaborative programs helping babies and toddlers to thrive

Tweddle parenting programs

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Tweddle has been successful in acquiring two grants that will see them continue to promote the voice of the child in the critical first 1000 days. Tweddle will work in partnership with the Maribyrnong City Council to coordinate two series of 4 standalone workshops for parents with children up to school age. Tweddle’s Sleep Play Love Parenting […]

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Tweddle supporting families in 2018

Tweddle & Brimbank Parenting workshops

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Tweddle reopen today (8th January) to support families needing help with early parenting challenges. Tweddle offers care to babies, toddlers and their families to promote the preservation, reunification and restoration of health and wellbeing where there is distress and disruption in the infant–parent relationship. Tweddle understands that vulnerability may occur at any time, for any family, depending […]

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Childbirth Education to include relationships focus

Tweddle Childbirth Education

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Childbirth education at Tweddle empowers parents to understand not only the stages of labour and birth, but the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. Having a baby and being a parent is one of the most important roles people will have in their lives, but the transition to parenting can place relationships under enormous stress. With […]

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Gratitude and Greetings Before Holiday Closures

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In 2017 Tweddle supported over 3000 mums, dads, babies and toddlers, but we couldn’t have done it without the help of many generous donors, volunteers and partners. We are grateful to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for their continued support as this allows us to improve outcomes for vulnerable families through our […]

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Easing Parenting Stress Over The Festive Season

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler, the coming weeks are a special time to build memories with family and friends. While many of us are preparing for holidays and family gatherings, it’s important to remember that challenges with parenting, mental health and family violence don’t go away over the festive period. […]

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97th AGM hears the voice of the consumer

Tweddle consumer panel

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The 97th Annual General Meeting of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service was held yesterday Wednesday 22nd November in the Tweddle Conference Centre. Tweddle Chair Dr Nicole Milburn, CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien, Treasurer Ms Melanie Telford, board members, staff and a consumer panel of a Tweddle Mum, Dad and volunteer gathered to reflect on a year […]

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