Sleep and Settling Training Launches for State’s MCH Workforce

Sleep and Settling Training Launches for State’s MCH Workforce

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Tweddle is delighted to join with the Victorian State Government to launch the first stage of the state-wide Maternal and Child Health workforce Sleep and Settling Training. The training was launched at the MCH Conference by Minister for Health Martin Foley.

The six online training modules, developed in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, present a significant milestone. The modules are evidence based and reflect the Department of Health’s Sleep and Settling Model of Care. The training includes 14 sleep and settling fact sheets in ten languages.

Tweddle CEO Ms Jacquie O’Brien said that it was exciting to see the training come to fruition following many months of hard work, training development and COVID interruptions. “Building the capacity of our MCH workforce will lead to positive health outcomes for Victorian babies, toddlers and their families” she said

Director of Clinical Services and Nursing, Ms Kirsty Evans, said the partnership will see over 2,700 of Victoria’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse Workforce, Aboriginal Health workers, Allied Health professionals, MCH students and clinical staff working in Early Parenting Centres trained in the latest evidence based approaches.

“The Victorian Government has made a significant investment to provide additional support for families and to provide a consistent, evidence based approach to Sleep and Settling – an issue for thousands of parents.”

Tweddle has over 100 years’ experience working in partnership with the MCH workforce and is synonymous with sleep and settling education. Tweddle was Victoria’s first School of Mothercraft Nursing, providing hospital-based training for MCHNs since 1924, until training moved to universities in the late 1970s and 1980s. Many thousands of nurses have trained at Tweddle, a registered public hospital.

Ms Evans said, “Many, many families have placed their trust in Tweddle in order to help support their sleep and settling journey over its hundred year history and this work will bring all staff supporting families consistent information and latest research in easily accessible formats.”

The Training includes eLearning modules, face to face workshops and online resources. Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris said the state-of-the-art training will benefit workers and families alike.

“The training will empower our maternal and child health workforce with the latest knowledge and skills in sleep and settling, in turn supporting parents and carers across Victoria to raise children with confidence.” she said.

The face to face workshops will be rolled out across Victoria from June 2021.

More information on the Sleep and Settling training is here. Parents, carers and health professionals can access the Sleep and Settling Fact Sheets here.

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