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Tweddle Child + Family Health Service

Contact

Name: Kerrie Gottliebsen

Position: Communications Manager

Email: kerrie.gottliebsen@tweddle.org.au

Address

53 Adelaide St

Footscray

Melbourne 3011

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Our Mission / Objective

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is a state wide 95 year old early intervention and prevention health service with a priority on helping Victoria’s most vulnerable and at risk mums, dads, babies and toddlers.

As a public hospital, Tweddle has a range of residential  and community based parenting programs, both for voluntary and mandatory (child protection) family admissions. Tweddle’s work focuses on the first 1000 days (conception to age 2) a critical window that shapes a brain development for life.

All Tweddle programs are underpinned by the growing body of evidence relating to the adverse impact on infants who experience traumatic stress in the crucial early childhood development phase. Family violence is also known to negatively impact a parent’s capacity to attune to their infant and to provide responsive, sensitive care. The quality of interactions and attachment relationship between a baby and their parents is the core process for brain development and impacts on lifelong health and well-being outcomes.

Our Services

As a public hospital, Tweddle has a range of residential parenting programs, both for voluntary and mandatory (child protection) family admissions.

Other programs include community based day stay programs, assessment and intake services, psychology and social support services, parenting support programs in prisons, childbirth education programs, in home parenting support, peer support programs for parents of children with special needs and therapeutic group work for vulnerable mums and dads.

Our Beneficiaries

Tweddle’s programs focus on the mental health of mums, dads, babies and toddlers.

Child and family vulnerability can result from a number of parental risk factors including: poor mental health, substance use, learning disabilities, family violence, social isolation, homelessness and isolation.

A parent with multiple complex needs will experience difficulty responding to their child’s needs. Parental behaviours might include anxiety, irritability, anger, hostility, violence, emotional unavailability, harsh or ineffective discipline practices and fearfulness.

Tweddle plays a critical and timely role in building parents’ internal and external resources, skills and capacity to manage challenges and stress which without appropriate interventions can have life long impacts.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

38 630 063 750

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is a state wide 95 year old early intervention and prevention health service with a priority on helping Victoria’s most vulnerable and at risk mums, dads, babies and toddlers.

As a public hospital, Tweddle has a range of residential  and community based parenting programs, both for voluntary and mandatory (child protection) family admissions. Tweddle’s work focuses on the first 1000 days (conception to age 2) a critical window that shapes a brain development for life.

All Tweddle programs are underpinned by the growing body of evidence relating to the adverse impact on infants who experience traumatic stress in the crucial early childhood development phase. Family violence is also known to negatively impact a parent’s capacity to attune to their infant and to provide responsive, sensitive care. The quality of interactions and attachment relationship between a baby and their parents is the core process for brain development and impacts on lifelong health and well-being outcomes.

Our Services

As a public hospital, Tweddle has a range of residential parenting programs, both for voluntary and mandatory (child protection) family admissions.

Other programs include community based day stay programs, assessment and intake services, psychology and social support services, parenting support programs in prisons, childbirth education programs, in home parenting support, peer support programs for parents of children with special needs and therapeutic group work for vulnerable mums and dads.

Our Beneficiaries

Tweddle’s programs focus on the mental health of mums, dads, babies and toddlers.

Child and family vulnerability can result from a number of parental risk factors including: poor mental health, substance use, learning disabilities, family violence, social isolation, homelessness and isolation.

A parent with multiple complex needs will experience difficulty responding to their child’s needs. Parental behaviours might include anxiety, irritability, anger, hostility, violence, emotional unavailability, harsh or ineffective discipline practices and fearfulness.

Tweddle plays a critical and timely role in building parents’ internal and external resources, skills and capacity to manage challenges and stress which without appropriate interventions can have life long impacts.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

38 630 063 750

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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