Tagged With "Resources"

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Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences Website / First 5 CA Care, Cope Connect Resource

Alicia Doktor ·
Thanks to Alejandra Labrado from First 5 Sacramento for providing the links to these resources! Sesame Street's Traumatic Experiences: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/ When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and...
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Welltopia!

Bonnie Berman ·
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Yolo Welltopia: A Novel Health Website Promoting Local, Free or Low Cost Credible Resources

Rachel Robins ·
Welltopia ( www.MyWelltopia.com ), a partnership between the California Department of Health Care Services and the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has exciting news for Yolo County! A brand new localized site, Yolo Welltopia ( www.MyWelltopia.com/Yolo ) is here, thanks to a partnership with ACEs Connection Network, Yolo Resilience Network, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, and Yolo County 2-1-1. The purpose of the collaboration is to leverage state and local...
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Free summer program for youth at West Sacramento Family Resource Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Fun in the Sun program allows children ages 7 to 15 to get outside, meet people, learn new skills, eat snacks and try new activities. Join us! Every Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm JUNE 27th - AUGUST 2nd (We will take a break 7/4) West Sacramento Family Resource Center 637 Todhunter Ave. Portable 21B West Sacramento CA 95605 TO SIGN UP CALL (916) 572-0560. It's FREE Presented by Yolo County Children's Alliance See the attached flyer for more details.
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Teen summer program in Knights Landing

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us for Summer Days! Loads of fun activities for teens. Sponsored by Empower Yolo. Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm Knights Landing Resource Center 9544 Mill St, Knights Landing , CA 95645 For more information, Contact Gabi at (530) 324 - 6622 and see the attached flyer for hints at the fun planned for this summer!
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Great parenting resource for Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors

Bonnie Berman ·
Here is a great website from the Five for Families public awareness campaign that explains the Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors to parents. It has parent-friendly language, videos, questions to consider, and parenting ideas. https://fiveforfamilies.org/
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Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment

Bonnie Berman ·
Child Safety Fair and Resource Family Recruitment hosted by HHSA Child, Youth and Family Branch WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd TIME: 5:30-7:00 pm LOCATION: 137 N. Cottonwood in Woodland. If you are interested in learning more about fostering Yolo youth, we invite you to attend. If you have questions, please contact Renee Hemsley at renee@hopes-anchor-inc.org .
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Resources from the 2018 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Conference

Natalie Audage ·
In October, I attended the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Conference in San Francisco. It was really inspiring. Below please find share some of the books, videos, and resources that I learned about. All the best, Natalie BOOKS 1) The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD https://centerforyouthwellness.org/the-deepest-well/ 2) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD...
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TRAINING MATERIALS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATORS

See link below for tools for educators including online training simulations to learn how to recognize signs of distress and connect those in need to support services.  This site is freely accessible through June 30th so try to log in and review...
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CYW releases "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California's Response to ACEs"

The  Center for Youth Wellness  released a new report “Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to ACEs”.     This report is a follow up to last November’s Children Can Thrive Summit.  ...
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Self-Care - Mobile Apps and more

Developed out of Trauma Informed Oregon, find lots of innovative ways to take care of ourselves with this cool resou rce  o f mobile apps for self care.  http://traumainformedoregon.or...-apps-for-self-care/     And take a...
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Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood

Bonnie Berman ·
Five Facts About Motivation That Are Often Misunderstood from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Motivation is a popular topic in early childhood development. Parents want to motivate their children to reach developmental milestones. Teachers want to motivate their students to be more productive. Program leaders want to motivate participants to remain engaged with their program. With the strong desire to understand and promote motivation, there are often misconceptions about this...
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Tip Sheet: Help Kids Identify and Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
New Kid-Friendly Tip Sheet Now Available from Child Welfare Information Gateway Many children and youth may not know what to do if they or a friend are being abused or neglected. This new tip sheet< https://lists.icfwebserv ices.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/2/ > helps kids recognize and respond to the signs of child abuse and neglect. How You Can Help Someone Who Is Being Abused or Neglected< https://lists.icfweb services.com/t/420738/3948237/ 44276/4/ > provides age-appropriate...
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Warmline Family Resource Center (Davis event on 3/9)

Bonnie Berman ·
WarmLine provides free support, training and consultation to families of children with disabilities birth to age 26 in 26 counties of Northern California. Warmline can help parents learn what their rights are, brainstorm options and help find appropriate resources. Attached are WarmLine's activity calendars for February and March in both English and Spanish. Please note that the Music to Grow on Event is at the Yolo County Library in Davis on March 9. The February 2018 e-newsletters will be...
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WEBINAR: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors on 2/14

Bonnie Berman ·
Join Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 12-1pm. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child...
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Fact Sheet on Family Mental Health Services from CBFS and YCCA

Bonnie Berman ·
Stanford Youth Solutions has launched their new fact sheet about the Community Based Family mental health services (CBFS) that they and Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) will be offering within Yolo county. Please see the attached flyer for more information, including how youth and families can request services. For more information on the CBFS Program, please contact the CBFS Program Director at 916.344.0199.
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RESOURCE: 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being – a dynamic tool that provides a snapshot of how children are faring in each of the state’s 58 counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity – is now available in a mobile version. With all the functionality of the desktop edition, including the new interactive mapping feature, the mobile Scorecard makes accessing county-specific data a breeze. Designed to provide data that anyone can use and understand, the Scorecard is a...
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RESOURCE: Theory of Change to Prevent Child Neglect

Bonnie Berman ·
Child neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, with serious and long-term consequences. It is also the least clearly defined, understood and publicly recognized. The National Alliance of Children’s Trust & prevention funds, from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is conducting a targeted effort to raise the visibility of this issue and expand the national conversation about preventing neglect. The work builds on the Alliance’s extensive work to promote the Protective...
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Resource: What is epigenetics?

Bonnie Berman ·
How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains. Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature...
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NEW: Updated Yolo Child and Family Initiatives spreadsheet

Bonnie Berman ·
In an effort to help us know more about the great work that is happening in Yolo County and to increase opportunities for collaboration, please find an updated version of the spreadsheet of Yolo County child and family initiatives attached below. For this effort, initiatives are defined as multi-organization or agency collaboratives, meetings, or committees related to children and families in Yolo County. If you have any changes or additions to make for the next version, please email me.
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Family Resource Events: Teen & Parent Cafe; Preparing for your IEP

Bonnie Berman ·
WarmLine Family Resource Center introduces two exciting events: Teen Talk & Parent Cafe Saturday, April 13th in Sacramento Preparing for your IEP Meeting Tuesday, April 23rd in Davis Please see the attached flyers for more information about Warmline's upcoming special education workshop being offered in Yolo County and their Teen Talk & Parent Cafe. If you have questions, please contact Brandy Tuzon Boyd at 916-455-9500 or Brandy@warmlinefrc.org
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Activity Calendars for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

Bonnie Berman ·
The Children's Bureau has created activity calendars that parents, programs, and community partners can use to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Discover ways to plan and engage with families through events related to the protective factors into Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Calendars are available in English and Spanish. https://www.childwelfare.gov/t opics/preventing/preventionmon th/spread-the-word/activity-calendars/ Other resources for National...
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2019 Prevention Resource Guide from Children's Bureau

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme, "Strong and Thriving Families," aligns with the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. It can be used along with the Protective Factors in Practice scenarios and the activity...
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Resource: Guide for Early Childhood Development

Bonnie Berman ·
Healthy development in the early years of life provides the building blocks for lifelong health, educational achievement, and responsible citizenship. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development? This guide explains how children develop in their earliest years, why that time period is so important, and the practical ways we can support early childhood development (ECD) and improve outcomes for children and...
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Triage hours for housing and homeless services - West Sac

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyer for the West Sacramento Homeless Services Office Hours, held Thursdays from 8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM at the Yolo County Health and Human Services Building A in West Sacramento. This was provided by Mark Sawyer, Homeless Outreach & Services Coordinator for the West Sacramento Police Department.
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RESOURCE: Broken Brain 2 by Dr. Mark Hyman

Bonnie Berman ·
Dr Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare and a proponent of ACEs. Read below about his new docu-series: My new docu-series, Broken Brain 2: Body-Mind Connection , takes a comprehensive look at emotional trauma and your...
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Empower Yolo's Services Guide (for Providers)

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find Empower Yolo's Services Guide (with walk-in versus appointment only services). Please share with any professionals who may want to refer clients to Empower Yolo, but please do not hand it out to clients . It was intended for professionals to use as a guide.
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Childhood Poverty Series from KQED News

Lori Turk ·
Dear Kidsdata Community, A new series from National Public Radio affiliate, KQED News, examines the role of public policy in addressing poverty among California’s children and their families. Kidsdata, in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), took a new look at poverty data and provided them for several articles. The articles delve into poverty among infants under three years old and focus on Merced County, an area of particular concern but also great potential. In...
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Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness

Bonnie Berman ·
CLIENT and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: Resource Fair for People Experiencing Homelessness on 4/27 in West Sacramento. Please let your clients know that there will be a Resource Fair for people experiencing homelessness, put on by Yolo County Children's Alliance Youth Promotores. DATE: Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm LOCATION: 500 Jefferson Blvd #A, West Sacramento Items being distributed include hygiene bags, hot lunch, clothes, and dog food as well as other services. If you are...
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Mental Health Counseling Services for Dunnigan residents through RISE

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyers in Spanish and English for more details.
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RESOURCE: Marijuana and Motherhood

Bonnie Berman ·
With the legalization of marijuana, new resources have been made available by the California Department of Public Health to educate women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant, about the health risks it can pose on their babies. Learn more at the California Department of Public Health's website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/DO/letstalkcannabis/Pages/pregnantbreastfeedingwomen.aspx Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women - cdph.ca.gov Research shows that if you use cannabis...
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Need housing? 2-day RENT READY! classes by YCH

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Housing is offering new 2-day class called Rent Ready! Finding housing can be challenging. Partner with YCH in the interactive Rent Ready course, where we explore the tools and tactics needed to secure and maintain affordable housing. There are 3 sessions available this summer. See the attached flyer for information about class content and how to register. Please share! Questions, please contact Isaac Blackstock at iblackstock@ych.ca.gov .
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RESOURCE: Sesame Street in Communities

Bonnie Berman ·
Sesame Street in Communities provides hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development. Resources engage kids and adults in everyday moments and daily routines—from teaching early math and literacy concepts, to encouraging families to eat nutritious foods, to serious topics such as divorce and food insecurity. https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/
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RESOURCE: Stress Health from Center for Youth Wellness

Bonnie Berman ·
An initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, Stress Health offers practical tips to parents and caregivers on how they can incorporate some key building blocks in their kid’s day. Visit Stress Health: https://www.stresshealth.org/ Elmo and Friends Team Up With Stress Health Over the past decades, the quirky, hilarious, big-hearted Muppets of Sesame Street have taken on some of the hardest issues confronting our country, including AIDs, foster care, homelessness and incarceration. The...
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RESOURCE: Mental health resource cards

Bonnie Berman ·
May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Attached please find mental health resource cards that were distributed at local libraries. Please print and share with your clients!
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RESOURCE: Overviews of some of CommuniCare’s programs

Bonnie Berman ·
Attached please find documents with an overview of some of the CommuniCare Health Centers (CCHC) Programs. These programs are coordinated by CCHC perinatal (PN), behavioral health (BH) and health prevention and wellness (HPAW) departments.
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RESOURCE: How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

Bonnie Berman ·
This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing TIC to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential. The brief begins with an overview of the nature, prevalence, and impact of childhood trauma, followed by a discussion of related risk factors associated with poor child outcomes and protective factors that support resilience. In addition, we present a framework for understanding and implementing trauma-informed...
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Strategies 2.0 free trainings (including NEW topics)

Bonnie Berman ·
Remember to visit http://strategiesca.org/services/trainings/ to find out about FREE trainings from Strategies 2.0. They have recently added trainings on the following topics: Home Visiting Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 101 Partnering with Families: Comprehensive Case Management 201 Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change Protective Factors: Deeper Dives To read the full descriptions and request or enroll for a training, visit ...
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White Paper on 5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care

Bonnie Berman ·
The experience of trauma leads to or exacerbates mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions, making it a vital component of any effective treatment plan. A trauma-informed care framework involves real-time strategies to promote staff and organizational wellness and equip organizations to retain their staff, reduce the number of critical incidents, and increase client engagement in their care. This white paper from Relias discusses the 5 key components in implementing and...
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Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Bonnie Berman ·
Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...
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Building Community Resilience, Volume II

Bonnie Berman ·
Building Community Resilience, Volume II: State of Readiness: System and Provider Abilities to Respond This second volume in the Strategies 2.0 toolkit series describes the organizational capacity needed for a shared approach to building community resilience within an organization or network. The tools in this volume will assist organizations to: Build a logic model to focus the work Assess their level of readiness to implement BCR efforts Identify the steps needed to increase readiness for...
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NY Times article on talking to children about their bodies

Bonnie Berman ·
Give Your Child the Tools to Recognize Sexual Abuse: Talk to kids about their bodies and empower them to speak out. https://parenting.nytimes.com/ childrens-health/prevent- child-sexual-abuse
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RESOURCE: How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids

Bonnie Berman ·
In the face of potential immigration raids, families, providers, and communities must be prepared to support children and families who may be affected. The Center for Law and Social Policy recently compiled a list of resources for stakeholders and providers who want to keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve. https://www.clasp.org/immigration-raid-resources
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Top parenting resources from psychologists

Bonnie Berman ·
These scientifically supported sites, programs and books are among psychology’s best for helping parents raise their kids. To view these recommendations from the American Psychological Association, please visit https://www.apa.org/ monitor/2018/04/parenting- resources
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West Sac Back to School Health Fair - Aug 1st

Bonnie Berman ·
If you have West Sacramento clients, please share the attached flyer about the YCCA Back to School Health Fair on 8/1 from 4-7pm at the YCCA Family Resource Center. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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Resource for Parents: Serve and Return

Bonnie Berman ·
Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions, called “serve and return,”—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. The Center for the Developing Child offers these five steps for parents to practice serve and return with their child. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/
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Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

Bonnie Berman ·
After any disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with. ...
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RESOURCE: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Bonnie Berman ·
Health inequities in the United States prevent many children from realizing their full potential. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity , describes the systems that drive these inequities and outlines steps needed to reduce health disparities and move towards positive health trajectories for all children. ...
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RESOURCE: Teaching Tolerance from Southern Poverty Law Center

Bonnie Berman ·
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. These resources include classroom lessons, webinars, grants, podcasts, policy guides and much more. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. The program...
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YOLO ORGANIZATION: The Culture C.O.-O.P.

Bonnie Berman ·
The Culture C.O.-O.P. promotes understanding and respect for equity/diversity, cultural competency, literacy and a quality education for all. It offers keynotes, services, special events, seminars, and workshops. Please see the attached flyers for more information about The Culture C.O.-O.P. or visit http://www.cultureco-op. com/ .
 
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