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Sydney man sentenced to three years’ jail for multiple child abuse-related offences

Reported in Mirage News, 10th October 2021 A 46-year-old Western Sydney man has been sentenced to three years’ jail after being charged by the Australian Federal Police for accessing, possessing and transmitting child abuse material. The man was sentenced at Parramatta District Court today (8 October 2021) after pleading guilty on 25 June (2021) to three child abuse-related charges: Possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, contrary to section 474.22A of the Criminal Code (Cth); Transmitting child pornography material using a carriage service, contrary to section 474.19(1) of the Criminal Code (Cth); and Accessing child abuse material using a carriage service, contrary to section 474.22(1) of the Criminal Code (Cth). Another two charges laid...

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Healing from an Abusive Relationship

The healing process isn’t linear, but the suggestions below are ways to find relief and support along the way.Create a safety plan Safety planning can give you a sense of control and protection. You can add responses for different circumstances, such as seeing your ex in public, at your workplace or if they contact you on social media. Make your safety and security a priority post-breakup, so you can focus on yourself and your healing journey.Set boundaries Boundaries after the relationship are just as important as during it. Make sure you and your ex are on the same page in terms of communication and behaviour. And, if you aren’t — and you very well may not be — remember that your...

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Autism Parenting Summit

Parenting a child with autism is a challenging - yet rewarding - job. You’re not just mom or dad, you’re a teacher, advocate, therapist...and so much more! All parents worry about their children, but you face challenges with communication, social skills, behavior, daily activities…it’s enough to make your head spin. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. The Autism Parenting Summit from Autism Parenting Magazine takes place 7th-9th September 2021. This FREE virtual event is full of expert speaker sessions helping you in the areas that matter most. There is a full schedule of speakers with presentations starting at 9am GMT (630pm ACST) and finishing at 7pm GMT (430am ACST). You can see the schedule here and get more information and a your free...

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DIR Floortime Therapy – Can It Help Kids With Autism Develop Communication Skills?

Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) Floortime was developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) connect while using their interests and passions to develop engagement skills, symbolic thinking, increase logical thinking, and improve interaction. During Floortime, children lead the activity with their clinician or caregiver joining in and encouraging skill development within the world and parameters the child has created. Learn more about DIR Floortime and how it can help your child with autism on the link below: https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/floortime-therapy/ Reprinted with permission from Autism Parenting Magazine

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