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July 2015

Stress and violence impacting young children and unborn babies

Posted:Saturday, 11 July 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

The Age Social Affairs Reporter Miki Perkins has delivered a story that documents the often unreported impacts of family violence on children and unborn babies and the way it shapes their lives. As we approach the The Royal Commission into Family Violence, the story delves into the lives of victims and speaks with health professionals working with families experiencing violence. Tweddle Chair and Psychologist Dr Nicole Milburn spoke to Perkins about how studies have shown genetic changes in babies in the womb in family violence settings and that some children are growing up in environments where the adults they rely on for safety are either frightened or frightening. Read more...

Tweddle In Home Team Leader builds valuable resources for new parents

Posted:Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle's In Home Team Leader Kerrie Buchanan has been a contributing author to a project published by The Royal Women’s Hospital, Growing Together, A Kit for Parents: Conception to One Year. This kit is intended for use by families and consists of a book, a smartphone app, a picture book for baby and a bag. She recently also attended the 6th biennial national Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses (MCaFHN) Conference in Perth, Our Voice Our Future: Researching, reviewing and revitalising our profession. Kerrie is also due to requalify as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been a lactation consultant for 15 years and is required to re-sit the exam every 5- 10 years to ensure she remains up to date with contemporary breastfeeding knowledge and practice. The In Home team's extensive skills are a great asset to families needing specialised support.Read more...

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