Tweddle Child and Family Health Service provide innovative training programs delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience. Tweddle clinicians specialise in professional development around infant mental health, childhood trauma, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education.

Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff. These training packages can be held at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you. Tweddle also provides parenting workshops in the community, either on a once off basis or as a series of workshops. Contact Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577 or for more information.

Tweddle is currently delivering the following courses and workshops

Keys To Caregiving

Keys to Caregiving is a video based learning program from NCAST University of Washington. The program builds competence and confidence in practitioners and parents in the care of infants, increases knowledge of infants’ abilities and identifies strengths and challenges in parents’/caregivers abilities.

In this interactive training program, participants will be observing short films of infants and their caregivers followed by workshop activities discussing how this knowledge can be practically applied to working with parents. All participants will be provided with a Keys to Caregiving Study Guide (included as part of program costs).

This day is facilitated by Beverley Allen using DVDs, research based information and handouts from NCAST. Beverley has a background in Maternal & Child Health Nursing, Midwifery and Family Therapy and is a qualified educator with extensive knowledge working with families and their children 0-18 years.

Feedback from previous Keys To Caregiving participants

“I am a Midwife and Maternal and Child Health Nurse and  I thought I had a good knowledge of baby and child cues. However, I have learnt so much more about subtle cues and understanding infant behaviour. I would recommend this course for all professionals working with families and children”

“Thank you for a great day, I have so much more confidence in working with parents with young children. I can’t wait to get out there and share what I have learnt”

“I think all parents should learn about how amazing their baby is and how they communicate from the moment they enter the world. This day has helped me to understand the importance of watching babies and toddlers and helping parents to know how to respond to them”

“I wish I had this knowledge when I was a parent”

  • For more information or to join our health professional email database please contact  or phone the Tweddle Professional Development team at Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577.

Professional Development Dates

NCAST PCI – Teaching

  • When: Consists of 3 one day seminars: 7th, 10th & 11th February 2020 9:30am – 4:00pm Friday, 7th February 2020
  • Tweddle 53 Adelaide Street, Footscray VIC, Australia
  • $1300 (Early Bird booking prior to 31st January 2020) $1385 (All bookings after 31st January 2020) / *Cost includes all handouts

What is the NCAST PCI training? The Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching Scale is a widely used validated tool for measuring parent-child interaction. The scale contains a well-developed set of observable behaviours that describe the caregiver-child communication and interaction during a teaching situation, birth to 36 months of age for the purpose of assessing a dyad’s […]

Family Partnership Training

  • Dates: Monday 24th February and March 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th 9.30am - 4pm Monday, 24th February 2020
  • Tweddle 53 Adelaide Street, Footscray VIC, Australia
  • $1300 early bird prior to 31st January or $1390 afterwards / Cost includes Family Partnership Reflective Handbook

The 5 day Family Partnership Training is for community support and health professionals working with families who would like to enhance their skills and confidence to engage more effectively with families to achieve better outcomes. The Family Partnership Model is an innovative approach based upon an explicit model of the ‘helping’ process that demonstrates how […]

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