Three dads talk about the importance of parenting programs for dads as part of the One Hundred Dads project.
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The One Hundred Dads project is a social impact project seeking tax deductible donations to support 100 dads across Melbourne's West. Help us deliver 'Working Out Dads' in your community.
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Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is about creating social change. We foster resilience in thousands of vulnerable families every year.

Tweddle’s programs are about building parenting capacity, confidence and resilience through specialised parenting education in the first 1000 days, a critical period in shaping brain development, communication, language development and relationships for life.

Programs and services include Residential and Day Stay, In Home, telephone and Skype consultations, MyTime for parents and carers of children with special needs, prison program, Childbirth Education, Parenting Assessment and Skills Development (PASDS), Parenting Workshops in the community and Professional Development.

All of Tweddle’s programs change the trajectory of family’s lives, with far reaching consequences now and for generations.

 

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Easing Parenting Stress Over The Festive Season
December 13 2017

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. In fact, stress and frustration can magnify existing problems. Here are some tips to managing stress over the coming months.

 

Gratitude and Greetings Before Holiday Closures
December 14 2017

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. As we approach our 2 week closure period, we would like to take the opportunity to thank a number of donors, departments, partners and individuals and announce important dates and help lines for the holiday period.

Our Programs

Day Stay Programs
Tweddle provides early parenting Day Stay programs in Footscray, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service and in Mill Park in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.
MyTime
MyTime provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, discuss, to access information, and to support and be supported by other carers...
In Home Service
Tweddle offer gentle solutions to helping your baby or young child learn to sleep and settle. We provide expert in home and telephone support for baby and toddler sleep, settling, behaviour, feeding and parenting uncertainty...
Working Out Dads
Tweddle's 'Working Out Dads' is an after hours, 6 week program combining facilitated discussion and a workout for dads living with their 0-4 aged children. We are currently crowd-funding for the 'One Hundred Dads' project to offer Working Out Dads to 100 dads across Melbourne's west...
Residential Program
The Tweddle Residential Program operates from Monday to Friday each week for vulnerable families struggling with a range of parenting challenges. The early intervention and prevention program has a focus on strengthening attachment, building resilience and supporting you to understand your baby's cues....
Childbirth Education
Tweddle offers a comprehensive range of childbirth education classes in a relaxed informal atmosphere, in partnership with Western Health. You can choose from classes that run across two Thursday evenings, or full day classes on either a Saturday or a Sunday. Bookings should be made at the 20 - 30 week gestation period.
Parenting Assessment and Skills Development
Tweddle's Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) is available to parents who have children between 0 and 3 years who are currently involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Professional Development
Tweddle provide training programs and parenting workshops delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience specialising in infant mental health, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education. Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff, held either at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you.

Impact of Our Programs

3009

Mums, Dads, Babies & Toddlers (Resi/Day Stay/InHome/PASDs/HoPES)

1,706

Day Stay Clients

293

In Home Clients

731

Childbirth Education families

2,290

Total Assessment and Intake Services

210

MyTime Families

59

Working Out Dads

9

Locations : Maribyrnong, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Terang, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Moonee Valley

68%

MCHN referrals to Tweddle

 

Make A Difference Today

Social Change
Tweddle is a public hospital and preventative health organisation working upstream with a focus on social change. We foster resilience in families experiencing mental ill health, family violence, isolation, addiction and exhaustion.
The Tweddle Foundation
The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Help us build a future for vulnerable families so that babies and toddlers get a good start in life.
Get Involved
We welcome your partnership in helping us change lives. Whether it be workplace giving, corporate partnerships, bequests, volunteering or fundraising, your help will make a difference today and for the future.

Tweddle would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians, past and present, of this land Wurundjeri on which Tweddle provide its services.
Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government
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