Tweddle 2000’s Timeline

  • 2000 – 80 years old
  • Day Stay services commence at Williamstown Hospital in addition to Tullamarine, Bacchus Marsh, Hoppers Crossing and Footscray.
  • The PASDS program was introduced, a 10 day residential program for infants deemed ‘high risk’ by the Department of Human Services.
  • Professional education was delivered to 277 participants
  • Tweddle first service for mums at the Deer Park Correction Centre.
  • 2001 Day Stay program in Terang commenced
  • Commenced research projects with The Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society
  • 1228 professionals attended Tweddle seminars
  • Betty Hassold retired
  • 2002 Tweddle ran parenting sessions for fathers admitted for a residential program in partnership with Relationships Australia
  • Heath Lyon commenced at CEO in July 2002 and departed in March
  • 2003 Home visiting trial commences
  • 2003 Interim CEO Vivienne Amery commences
  • Great niece of Mr Joseph Thornton Tweddle, Mrs Julie Chuhan and her husband Majeed (Maj) visited Tweddle
  • 2004 Vivienne Amery appointed as CEO – Friends of Tweddle commenced
  • The development of a psychology service
  • A new outdoor playground is built
  • Research carried out by the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2005 A fee for service Day Stay program commenced at The Northern Hospital in Epping.
  • Prison services are delivered at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre for Women, Melbourne Assessment Prison for men and Tarrengower.
  • Introduction of a detailed health check for all women admitted to the residential program in response to residential research program.
  • New in home breastfeeding support service introduced for families in Hume
  • 2006 Cessation of health professional education seminars
  • 2007 Launched new community Day Stay programs in Geelong and Melton
  • Launched community based breastfeeding support service in Brimbank as part of the Federal Government Communities for Children Initiative
  • Introduction of a social work service (William Buckland Foundation)
  • Postnatal Depression group programs commence (PRC/Ian Potter Foundation)
  • 2008 Agreement on a unit price for early parenting services and a significant increase to Tweddle’s recurrent funding from 1 July 2008
  • Establishment of Tweddle@Home
  • Established three MyTime groups in parents west for parents of children with special needs
  • New 5 year Strategic plan launched
  • 2009 Loss of Community Day Stay centres in Williamstown and Epping

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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.