Family Partnership

Professional Development

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

Tweddle is reserving places for the following professional development opportunities;


Family Partnership Training - Foundation Course

Family Partnership Training is an innovative approach based upon an explicit model of the ‘helping’ process that demonstrates how specific ‘helper’ qualities and skills, when used in partnership, can enable parents and families to overcome their difficulties, build strengths and resilience and fulfil their goals more effectively. Research has demonstrated the positive benefits of this model to the developmental progress of children, parent-child interaction and the psychological functioning of parents, families and children.

The training is highly interactive and takes into account the skills and expertise of participants. Two facilitators work in partnership with them to explore and challenge their views to enable knowledge and skills to be developed.

  • 5 day course - Monday October 2,9,16,23,30 
  • 9.30am - 4pm
  • Early Bird bookings available
  • Numbers are strictly limited - see flyer for details 

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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.

  • Friday September 1st.
  • 9.30am - 4pm
  • Numbers are strictly limited - seeflyer for details

Registation Form

Please forward completed registration forms to

For more information on Tweddle Professional Development please call Tweddle on (03) 9689 1577.

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