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Healthy and resilient kids, families, and communities are the foundation for a flourishing, vibrant region. We are dedicated to creating a trauma-informed Michigan and working together across sectors to share our efforts in building resilience and reducing toxic stress for Michigan children and families.

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Re: Trauma informed hospital system

Former Member ·
Here is a partial list of information (I don't know of any full scale implementation in Michigan) 1. http://www.avahealth.org/aces_...ic-primary-care.html (From the Academy on Violence and Abuse - RJ Gilespie and Teri Petterson screen for parents of 4 month olds at a large Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Gilespie will be speaking along with Nadine Burke-Harris at the AAP annual conference in Washington, DC this October at the "Peds 21 Conference" which can be found at...
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Re: Brain Development Bottom-Up

Former Member ·
This very Important Brief Describes the Effects of Child Maltreatment on the Developing Brain in a Very easy to Understand Format ... It contains information that we used to develop our First Alpena Trauma-Informed Schools Presentation. In recent years, there has been a surge of research into early brain development. Neuroimaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide increased insight about how the brain develops and how early experiences affect that development.
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Re: followup exchange presentation 9:8

Former Member ·
Here is the followup exchange presentation given yesterday 9/8 in Alpena. Wanted to review ACEs, go over toxic stress and give a followup on the work we have been doing in Alpena and where we hope to go. No volunteers to join our group. However, asked that if the group hosts other presenters who may be interested to let them know about us. Making a collection of power points that can be used in our rural community to educate folks on ACEs and Toxic Stress. Any ideas of how to spread the word...
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Re: I tweaked the Spokane Public Health Dept and Jane's ACEs Handout with a PDF editor

Former Member ·
Here is the PDF I made with an editor. I can edit it more too if anyone would like.
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Re: Prevelance of ACEs in Michigan

Former Member ·
The PDF attachment is for Mike Foley's Power Point on ACEs for late 2014. Thanks
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Re: Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
Here is the Actual Power Point. The poll everywhere are slide slots from an app service that allows interactive audience polling which we used for the 10 ace questions which were texted in live during the presentation. We had 20 participants in addition to the 4 presenters. Below is an example of what the slide would look like with the poll.
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Re: Emotional Abuse Is Far Worse Than You Think (3.5 min)

Former Member ·
This is an older post I put up, but I feel it is incredibly important to understand that all forms of abuse and childhood adversities need to be addressed in order for children to heal and to grow up happy. The above video references the study below. Thanks The 'Unseen Wounds' of Child Emotional Abuse (psmag.com) As recent reports regarding actor Stephen Collins remind us, accusations of child sexual abuse reliably produce a reaction of intense horror. But a new study suggests that, if we...
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Re: Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge by Dr. Mike Evans

Former Member ·
This is an awesome video and shows that by planting and growing a trauma informed community and State (of Michigan), we can really work together to 1. Be able to understand our fellow citizens' suffering (our children's friends, our friends who are having a hard time at work or in the community etc). 2. We can not only see the origin of the suffering, we can start to understand the origin of the suffering (and I would say the diminution of every suffering human's potential). BUT THIRD and...
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Re: Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge by Dr. Mike Evans

Former Member ·
Cathy, You are right. Why wouldn't we do this? We don't realize that the simple things like the annoying neighbor who won't mow his lawn... Maybe it is ACEs??? Childhood Adversity creates a lot of fear (maybe of machines- Stephen King comes to mind -- and so does my dad who made me help him "fix" all kinds of machines, including trucks, combines, rototillers and plugged septic tanks) -- or going outside or just being seen by people in general) or worse the shooting at the local gas station...
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Re: Healing ACE's

Mary Spence ·
Would love to read the books, David. Thanks for your note- will definitely review the resources. I too am a school psychologist of many years here in Michigan and am grateful for the ACEs work. Prior to my tenure in schools, I worked in mental health, including community settings, state hospitals and a psychiatric prison. My broad base of experience- both personal and professional- have helped me understand the real limitations of these governmental organizations in relieving suffering in...
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Re: What Michigan Counties Would be Interested in tackling a Public Health Epidemic?

Former Member ·
This is the first page of the West Virginia Public Health Survey Monkey. It has a link typed in to a video of Dr. Felitti on ACEs and the ACE study How Childhood Trauma can make you a Sick Adult. You have to cut and past this link into your browser. At the end of survey in a pick box, it allows you to choose which county you live in and there is an "other" option --- I chose other and put in Tuscola, Michigan. I think that is actually great because this would allow the Health Department to...
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Re: What Michigan Counties Would be Interested in tackling a Public Health Epidemic?

Former Member ·
Maybe even a link to the handout on ACEs/Toxic Stress/Resilience that people can print out and have with them???
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Re: Ideas from Members on How to Extend our Reach?

Marni Taylor ·
This is a very hot subject right now for Great Start Collaboratives. (GSC) There is a GSC in every county in MI. Each GSC is made up of a diverse board from the community that focuses on Early Childhood Education and Programming. This is a great network to get the word out, however it is up to each GSC Coordinator as whether to focus on it in their area. I am interested in presenting information about ACEs to my Isabella and Gratiot County Community Collaboratives (HSCC) as well as my own...
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Re: Dr Greg Proulx

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I have attached the Power Point Presentation from the Michigan Association Infant Mental Health Tribute to Dr. Proulx for all his work with infants and Alpena in our region for many years. Here is a link to the main Blog Post to Greg also. https://www.acesconnection.com/...ss-dr-greg-proux-too
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Re: Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development (Healthday.com)

Former Member ·
So far we know of three major critical time periods in brain development during childhood (birth to three hippocampus/amygdala - fear circuits ; around 8-10 corpus collusum that connects the Right - emotional, non-verbal processing brain with the left Logical Processing and Verbal Brain ; and early adolescence where the prefrontal cortices develop - higher executive functioning and planning along with impulse control). The major contributor to this work and knowledge is Dr. Martin Teicher an...
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Re: Check out "What if ACES were the basis for mental health treatment?" (madinamerica.com)

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What if We Could PREVENT Most Mental Health Problems? By Dr. Sandra L. Bloom | August 20th, 2015 | Posted on realmhchange.org The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs Study) may turn out to be the most important scientific finding of the late 20th century, opening up windows of opportunity that could vastly improve mental health care, physical health care, and virtually all of our current major social problems. The ACEs study, along with other major epidemiological studies, show that we...
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Re: Spokane Public Nurses Provide Resources - We can Use

Former Member ·
Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit -- 1*2*3 Care -- for caregivers of children. They define caregivers as parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily. They describe the toolkit as supporting caregivers on their journey towards "trauma sensitivity". The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole, or individual topics can be downloaded separately. The toolkit also includes handouts for...
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Re: Presentation to our Human Services Coordinating Committee

Former Member ·
We had a great meeting with our local Human Services Coordinating Committee today. It was a great opportunity to reach out to others. We also received the opportunity to put our survey monkey community ACEs Survey on the Alpena Public Schools Facebook Page which will give us a great opportunity to reach out for a more comprehensive local ACEs survey as they recently had 50,000 views. The powerpoint for the Presentation is below in the attachments with the videos embedded in the presentation.
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Re: Poverty Impacts Brain Development

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Live Online Event: How does poverty affect health decisions? Posted on July 1, 2014 by TEDMED Staff Poverty affects every aspect of life and has particularly bad repercussions on human health. The stress of poverty has detrimental effects on the body — and especially the brain. Two landmark studies are among the many to show poverty’s harsh impact. In the Whitehall Studies, researchers at the University College of London sought to understand how the health of men in the British Civil Service...
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Re: Bruce Perry Lecture 1 and 2

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This information can help us learn what happens to maltreated and traumatized children and what we can do to protect, nurture and help these kids learn. In the clips section, I will place some of Dr. Perry's videos which are highly educational from his "Seven Slide Series". Series 2: Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development by Dr. Bruce Perry from the Child Trauma Academy: Series Introduction The origins of this series, Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development, came from the...
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We had our Paper Tigers Showing on Tuesday. ...

Former Member ·
We had our Paper Tigers Showing on Tuesday.      This is a short update.     We had 65 people there.  It was a huge showing for our area.  PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN A LOT MORE!!!   I have several evaluation forms to...
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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...
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30 people can end ACEs in your county. Why aren’t they?

Dominic Cappello ·
No, we don’t need the president nor congress. We do need the following people in your county to stop business as usual and focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). City mayors City counselors County commissioners School board members These local elected leaders—many of them your neighbors and colleagues—have the capacity to collectively understand the emotional and financial costs of ACEs and trauma. We can’t have family-friendly cities and counties while we live in an...
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Abused as a small boy. Now what?

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When the fidgety, anxious, 5-year-old boy from northern Michigan came in about a year ago to see pediatrician Tina Hahn, it was soon apparent to her this was a case medication alone would not solve. “He was trying to hide under the chair. He looked panicked and overwhelmed. He was in that fight or flight mode,” said Hahn, who was then in practice in Alpena. The boy, she learned, had been taken away from his mother when he was 3, from a home rife with drug use, alcoholism and severe physical...
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ACEs: A Second Chance? [MAHP.org]

Former Member ·
Recently, my wife and I viewed the movie Seabiscuit for the umpteenth time—as it is a favorite. Each time I’ve watched the movie, I notice something I haven’t noticed before. This time, I focused on the message that was being repeated over and over again. To paraphrase that message: we all go through tough times, but we need to keep going in order to succeed and having a second chance is necessary. But is that true? Or does that have to be true? The answer to that question in the context of...
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ACEs Research Corner — October 2018

Harise Stein ·
[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site -- abuseresearch.info -- that focuses on the health effects of abuse, and includes research articles on ACEs. Every month, she's posting the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs. Thank you, Harise!! -- Jane Stevens] Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, et. al. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439 Using...
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ACEs Science in Education: The Next Big Challenge is Systems Change #ACEsCon2018

One of the first sessions of the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access discussed the barriers and opportunities for increasing access in the field of education. The main question was: "How can one achieve systematic changes within the field of education?" The session was moderated by Michelle Flowers, a passionate advocate, and the principal of Kinney High in Rancho Cordova, CA, which is part of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. It included a dynamic and diverse panel of education...
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Guilt or Grateful or Both

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Sitting across a Baker's Square table from my birth-brother, sipping coffee and eating pie grateful slowly turned to guilt. I first met my birth brother, 5 years younger than me, 20 years ago. We met when the State agreed to open my closed adoption record to help me learn more about my medical history. I met him, my birth sister, and birth mom at a restaurant outside of Chicago- a middle point for us to meet as we lived in different states. When I walked into the restaurant I almost ran into...
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Agenda for Thursday's Trauma-Informed Meeting

Former Member ·
AGENDA FOR THE MEETING OF THE NE MICHIGAN TRAUMA INFORMED COMMUNITY: 6.25.15   4 pm Call to order and introductions   4:10 Updates and organizational matters. ACES Connection Group Report from educational Team Report from community outreach...
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Are Michigan doctors ignoring the state's "biggest public health problem?" (stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org)

Former Member ·
Dr. Vincent Felitti, father of the seminal Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study that has informed so much of State of Opportunity’s reporting and recently this NPR series , was recently in Michigan for a conference on how adverse...
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Article of the Year, Spanking is an ACE

Robbyn Peters Bennett ·
Child Abuse & Neglect Article of the Year 2017 Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal, is pleased to announce the winner of its ‘Article of the Year’. The papers shortlisted for this title have demonstrated outstanding contribution to research on child welfare and we wish to recognise these scholars and research topics within the community. The papers selected for this title were voted on by the editorial team and editorial board (33 votes) of Child Abuse & Neglect. For...
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Broken Crayons Still Color - Northeast Michigan Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Former Member ·
  Hello everyone! Although we had a rather small attendance at our meeting last Thursday, we moved forward on our stated goal of defining an achievable goal to be accomplished within the Alpena Public School System within the coming school year....
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Can School Heal Children in Pain? (acestoohigh.com)

Former Member ·
After learning about the overwhelming effects of childhood trauma, I decided to make a film about a school that’s adopted a “trauma-informed” lens. Documentaries are no walk in the park. They take a lot of time and money; they have a...
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Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
Plagued and embarrassed by my name, made worse by a nomadic childhood that made it impossible to build lasting relationships, I developed tough skin at an early age. Along the way I learned to deal with disappointment, push through discomfort,...
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Changing lives from the very start: Report identifies best measures to help at-risk kids (capitalgainsmedia.com)

Former Member ·
Special Report on Early Childhood Policy in Michigan   The 3-year-olds attending  The Children's Center 's Head Start preschool program in Detroit are all giggles and smiles, exploring their surroundings with that special brand of bright...
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Check out "What if ACES were the basis for mental health treatment?" (madinamerica.com)

Carlene Przykucki ·
What would happen if the mental health system fully recognized the pervasive and profound impacts of trauma on their clients?  How might a deeper appreciation of the multi-faceted sequelae of childhood maltreatment and toxic stressors reshape...
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Child’s behavior may be linked to parent’s adverse childhood experiences [contemporarypediatrics.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
Parents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, are more likely than parents without these experiences to have children with behavioral health problems, according to an analysis of data from several large, nationally representative surveys of US households that addressed ACEs and children’s behavioral problems and diagnoses. Of the more than 2500 children for whom researchers had data, one-fifth had a parent who reported...
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Childhood trauma and its effects: Implications for Policing

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
    Childhood trauma unrecognized or ignored can have life changing implications, forging terrible, new links in the vicious, generational, chain of trauma. We can be the difference to break the chain.  
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Childhood Trauma is Tied to Health Risks, but Michigan Doctors Don't Ask [bridgemi.com]

By Ted Roelofs, Bridge, December 13, 2019 By now, the medical evidence is clear: Childhood trauma can have profound effects on physical and mental health. Even so, Michigan physicians like Timothy Kval remain all too rare. Working out of a Muskegon clinic, Kval evaluates more than a patient’s symptoms, blood pressure readings and cholesterol scores. He also screens adult patients for past traumatic events like physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence in the home or the loss of a parent...
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Community Resilience Cookbook

Alicia St. Andrews ·
   The National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience (NCAR) met in December 2013 and as a result produced the Community Resilience Cookbook   You can read about the five cities and four states in the U.S. and Canada that are...
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Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Former Member ·
  Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools Volume 2 of Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools, safe, supportive learning environments that benefit all children offers a Guide...
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Eradicating the roots of childhood trauma [indianapolisrecorder.com]

Alicia Doktor ·
On the east side of Indianapolis in late March, a barrage of bullets sprayed through a home, killing 1-year-old Malaysia Robson as she slept on the couch. It was a drive-by shooting in the middle of the night by two men in their late 20s. It’s the kind of violence that can shake a community, leaving its distraught members wondering how much more they can take. Community violence — and other forms of trauma — are especially harmful for children. They’re called adverse childhood experiences...
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Obama says that without family support he could have been in prison (Washington Post)

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
When you reflect on President Obama's childhood and the ACE, given what we do know about him we can calculate he does have an ACE score. Recently, he visited a federal prison and mentioned if it were not for community and family support he believes he...
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"Faces of ACEs: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences" Conference 2019

Laura Pinhey ·
Friday, April 12, 2019 marked an exciting, auspicious, and perhaps pivotal day in the history of Monroe County, Indiana. That’s a lot of adjectives—and pressure—to pile onto just another glorious spring day in Bloomington. But I think many folks who virtually congregate on a site that supports communities implementing trauma-informed and resilience-building practices grounded in ACEs science would agree that a county’s first-ever ACEs conference deserves a little ballyhoo. But this ACEs...
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Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development (Healthday.com)

Former Member ·
Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study   MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family problems early in life might raise boys' risk of depression and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their...
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Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development (Harvard Center)

Former Member ·
Learn how the numbers illustrate such concepts as the importance of early childhood to the learning, behavior, and health of later life and why getting things right the first time is easier and more effective than trying to fix them later.  The...
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Frysinger: Combat adverse childhood experiences in Ingham County [LansingStateJournal.om]

Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect is growing in the Capitol area. In 2015 in Ingham County, nearly one in six children live in families that came to the attention of Child Protective Services and have been investigated for abuse or neglect; in Eaton, nearly that many – 13 percent of all the county’s children. And for a growing number of children and youth in our communities, that investigation uncovers child abuse or neglect. Confirmed maltreatment typically results from parents who...
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GREAT START EARNS NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
  The Traverse Bay Great Start Collaborative was among four finalists and more than 20 nominees considered for the ACCE Regional Innovation Award. Other finalists included a program to expand the skilled workforce for aviation and advanced...
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Guess What? WHO doesn't just talk bacon...

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Adverse childhood experiences and associations with health-harming behaviours in young adults: surveys in eight eastern European countries Mark A Bellis,a Karen Hughes,a Nicola Leckenby,a Lisa Jones,a Adriana Baban,b Margarita Kachaeva,c Robertas...
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Harvard Infographic on ACEs and Toxic Stress

Marcia Fervienza ·
This was just posted by Harvard. I thought all of us could use access to it, for use in our schools and the settings we work in. The full image is on the attached PDF.
 
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