Sharing knowledge, research & outcomes in the community

Sharing knowledge, research & outcomes in the community

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

As leading educators working in the very early years, it’s vital that Tweddle staff prioritise learning and partnerships. October is proving to be a busy month with staff travelling far and wide sharing news of pilots and research, delivering seminars and establishing new partnerships.

New partnerships include the Daughters of The West to deliver the Family and Health: finding the balance sessions in Ballarat and Melton. We’re pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Brimbank’s Maternal & Child Health Service to provide a free breastfeeding support program to mums of babies aged from 0-3 months in Kings Park.

We have received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for the continuation of our ‘Home Parenting Education Support program’ or HoPES program which sees extremely vulnerable families cared for in their own homes over an 8 week period.

During Children’s week, Tweddle provided a half day Professional Development seminar exploring fathers, babies, toddlers and attachment. We also attended the Brimbank Disability Expo and the Maribyrnong Early Years Activities Day in Braybrook.

Tweddle are thrilled to be presenting a paper at The Australasian Chapter of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health at its biennial conference in Brisbane from 26 to 28 October 2017. The three-day conference will bring together some of the brightest minds in perinatal mental health care and research from Australia and abroad to discuss the theme: When the Bough bends, Resilience in the Perinatal Period.

Tweddle are also speaking at the 2017 Open (Outcomes, Practice, Evidence Network) Sector Research Symposium presented by The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Health and Human. The conference will see practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students learn about new research and share promising practice.

We attended the Western Region Assembly which was an opportunity for elected government officials, community and business members to advise government on what matters in the Western metropolitan region.

Partnerships, seminars, conferences and other networking opportunities allow Tweddle to build upon and share our knowledge which supports families in the critical first 1000 days.


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