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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Full-time bi-lingual Sexual Assault Outreach Services Counselor Position Available

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is now interviewing one full-time bi-lingual Sexual Assault Outreach Services Counselor.  

The Sexual Assault Services Outreach Counselors will provide crisis intervention, individual, family and group counseling; enrichment, case management, advocacy and other related services to victims of sexual assault both primary and secondary victims. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


1.      Providing individual and group counseling for victims of sexual violence/assault.

2.      Advocate for victims of sexual violence and their families with law enforcement and other professionals as needed.

3.       Assist survivors and their families with follow-up counseling.

4.      Assist survivors and their families with necessary information and referrals.

5.      Works with staff in identifying gaps in services and formulates specific interventions to address concerns.

6.      Provide case management for clients.

7.      Attends all monthly department and staff meetings.

8.      Provide information and assistance with filing compensation claims.

9.      Maintains appropriate records and reports in accordance with the policies and procedures of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., funding sources and as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

10.  Ability to give and receive information and ideas clearly and accurately whether in writing or verbally.  Includes written communications such as reports, letters, memoranda, forms and verbal explanations of policies, procedures and techniques to volunteers and staff.

REASONING ABILITY

11.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

12.  Ability to plan ahead and set realistic goals, objectives and priorities; anticipate possible problems; commit activities to a realistic but challenging schedule.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

13.  Knowledge of psychological and sociological aspects of victimization.  Clinical expertise in emergency psychology, theory and practice of group psychotherapy, and a systems approach to supervision and management.

14.  Prior experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and
the new and temporarily homeless.  Ability to convey sensitivity to victims.

15.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, ACT clients and the general public.

16.  Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as a cooperative member of a team.

Bachelors degree (BA) in mental health or counseling/social work-related fields: and one year or more of experience.  Experience to include:

One year or more of direct contact work with victims in the form of advocacy.

Send resume by fax 939-4741 or email act@actabuse.com

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age (40-over), pregnancy, marital status, military status, genetic information or status with regard to public assistance.   ACT is a drug-free workplace.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Local Care Counselor

Are you the sort of individual who believes that every child-even the most challenging one-deserves a fair chance to succeed? Do you feel that if we resolve their problems and treat them with respect, they will respect us in return? If you embrace the belief that every life matters, and everyone has the potential for greatness, then you belong on the team at AMIkids . Nationally recognized, our non-profit organization is dedicated to offering the resources and support that every child within our community needs to become a well-adjusted, productive adult.

Offering motivating programs that inspire learning, leadership and personal growth, AMIkids has been helping at-risk kids shape promising futures since 1969. Through the years, others have shown their appreciation for our commitment to bettering the lives of children. In fact, we have recently been named the overall winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2015 Non-Profit of the Year Awards, as well as the winner in the Family Services category.

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FGCU: Coordinator, Clinical Experiences & Accreditation

The Coordinator for Clinical Experiences and Accreditation is responsible for establishing and maintaining department compliance standards to meet program approval and accreditation requirements; responsible for the coordination of internships and practicums (field experiences) opportunities for students.

Learn more: https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/3415

SalusCare Job Fair!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FGCU Position: Career Advisor

The Career Advisor contributes to the development, oversight, facilitation and assessment of career and vocational learning opportunities, programs, and resources for students and alumni. Conducts presentations and facilitates workshops on various topics. Develops instructional materials and publications.

https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/3310

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FGCU Position Opening: Clinical Experience and Accreditation Coordinator



Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU - http://fgcu.edu), the home of “Dunk City” is announcing  an opportunity for a Clinical Experience and Accreditation Coordinator to support master’s programs in School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Counseling within the College of Health Professions and Social Work (http://fgcu.edu/chpsw).  The position will be available to be appointed with a start date as soon as practicable thereafter.  The salary for the position is negotiable.  This is permanent position classified as A & P (Administration and Professional) for 12 months and eligible for all University benefits that include annual and sick leave, health and related coverages available, and participation in University retirement options. 

Individuals who apply must have a minimum of a master’s degree, preferably in counseling, or a related field (as examples, social work or education) although all candidates with a master’s degree and relevant experience in higher education, community agencies or business are welcome to apply and be considered for the position.  Candidates with relevant experience in coordinating academic or community programs, working with students or interns as well as developing and maintaining data required for accreditation and program approval reporting are preferred. 

About the Department of Counseling
The Department of Counseling (http://fgcu.edu/) is a recently formed and dynamic unit with programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling (for both certified teachers and those new to the teaching profession.)  As one of five academic units within the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Counseling offers an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in School Counseling.  All programs are CACREP accredited and programs preparing School Counselors enjoy Florida DOE approval.  Moreover, the School Counseling programs are accredited by CAEP through FGCU’s College of Education.  The Department of Counseling has started to expand its course and array of offerings by adding certificate programs and plans to add additional professional development and counseling related degrees in the next five years.  Faculty in the Department offer expertise in the following areas: clinical mental health and school counseling, accountability, technology in counseling, legal and ethical applications, marriage and family counseling, sexuality, working with persons in crisis, clinical supervision, and a variety of therapeutic/intervention modalities.

About Florida Gulf Coast University
A vibrant and growing public institution situated within 760 acres of beautiful preserve in Southwest Florida, FGCU is a young university that values innovation and the pursuit of academic excellence.  At the core of its overall mission, FGCU practices and promotes environmental sustainability, cultivates civic engagement and community partnerships, and provides a rich environment for teaching, research, and scholarship.  With its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty FGCU is one of the most exciting educational environments in America serving almost 15,000 students. FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida.

Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will work with school districts and community agencies to develop and maintain relationships and agreements for students to complete field experiences (practica and internships) at appropriate professional sites. Coordination of the application and placement process will include maintaining a current listing of available sites, interviewing students to plan for potential placements, troubleshooting issues as they arise, coordinating with faculty about student performance issues and site requirements, coordinating annual student intern orientation and site supervisor training, and maintaining records of student field experience hours and sites.  The Department is in the process of transitioning to an electronic, on line field experience management system and the successful candidate will help implement and manage that system (through LiveText.)  The remainder of the Coordinator’s time will be spent in assuring that data is collected and maintained for periodic accreditation and program approval activities, assisting in the preparation of required University, CACREP and Florida DOE annual reporting, and generally participating in Department committees, activities and initiatives that support the recruitment, admission, retention and graduation of highly qualified school and clinical mental health counselors. 

Qualifications:
·         A master’s degree is required and preference is for those degrees in a counseling discipline, education, or social work or a related field.
·         Certification and Knowledge of or experience with school counseling (preferred) OR
·         License as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida or its equivalent (preferred).
·         experience coordinating a program that requires relationship development and management with organizations and individuals with a preference for working with field experiences and/or advising at the University level
·         experience with program evaluation and accountability with a preference for  CACREP accreditation and/or state School Counseling program approval
·         Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity

Pre-application inquiries:

Madelyn L. Isaacs, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Counseling
College of Health Professions and Social Work
Office: 285/6 Merwin Hall
Work Phone: 239-590-7785
misaacs@fgcu.edu

Application Process:
Applicants should go to https://jobs.fgcu.edu/, create an account in our Eagle Jobs system, and proceed to upload required materials of cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. 


FGCU is an EOE, which has a commitment to cultural, racial, & ethnic communities & encourages women & minorities to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share this commitment. FGCU is governed by the sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Application packages, including additional materials submitted are subject to public review under Florida's Public Records law, shall become the property of FGCU, and cannot be returned.

FSCA September 2016 E-News


FSCA September 2016 E-News
Sept. 15, 2016
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Important Announcements from FSCA...
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FSCA Convention 2016

Open your door to the 2016 FSCA Convention!

School Counselors Open Doors for Student Success
October 27, 2016- October 29, 2016
DOUBLETREE by Hilton
Orlando at SeaWorld
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Take Advantage and Save $$$$ now!

Early Bird Registration has opened and runs until OCTOBER 1, 2016

Registration will close October 24th; walk-in registration will be available at the Convention but an an increased rate. 

FSCA Convention Hotel Special Room Rate
$127.00 p/night
Available until October 5th, 2016

Call for Volunteers!

Are you interested in making this year's convention a success? If so, join our team of highly motivated FSCA Volunteers. 

Why Volunteer with FSCA? 
  • Be a stakeholder in state level professional development
  • Network with a team of actively engaged school counseling professionals
  • Free FSCA shirt
Opportunities include:
  • Registration Assistant
  • Session Monitor
Shifts are available throughout the October 27-29, 2016 Convention

Email us if you would like to join the team! FSCAVolunteers16@gmail.com

Graduate Student Posters

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The Graduate Student Poster session will be held during the Opening Reception of the Convention on Thursday, October 27th, 6:30-9:00 PM. Interested students please complete the


Professional Development

Best Practices in Counseling our LGBTQ Students- Webinar

Date: September 22, 2016; 6-7 PM EST


The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are coming out and publicly acknowledging that they are LGBTQ at younger ages than ever before. For many LGBTQ youth, sexual orientation or gender identity is why they are in out-of-home care in the first place. Their families may have rejected them outright, or they were forced to escape physically or psychologically abusive families who wanted to “cure” or punish them. Further exacerbating their situation is the harassment and violence that LGBTQ youth often face in school settings. As a result, LGBTQ youth are over-represented in out-of-home systems of care. They are at increased risk of homelessness, dropping out of school, physical or emotional abuse, depression, substance abuse, rape and suicide. In this webinar, learn the basics of the acronyms and best practices when counseling LGBTQ students in our schools. 

Presenter’s Bio

Veritza holds an M.S. in Counselor Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University as well as a Professional Educator's Certificate in English 6-12, Elementary K-6, and Guidance and Counseling PK-12. In the K-12 setting, she specializes in academic planning, emotional, and psycho-social solution based counseling with her students. Veritza also works with community partners to provide her students with the best available services. Veritza also serves in the Florida School Counseling Association (FSCA)’s Board of Directors for the 2014-2017 term, as well as she is the past Chairperson for Dade School Counseling Association (DSCA) (dadecounseling.org). She is also a proud member of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Veritza has experience presenting in her district as well as statewide at FSCA conventions about the important issues facing our LGBTQ students in our schools. She is passionate about advocating for all students.


Call for Webinars!

Are you a school counselor doing something amazing at your school? Do you wish you could share your knowledge and experience with other counselors around the state? We are always looking for counselors who are shining in their schools! 
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If you are interested in leading the next webinar please send:
  • Title & Description of your webinar
  • Brief Presenter Bio and Photo
Please send information to Veritza Kostovski 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!


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FGCU Faculty Position Available: School Counseling, Assistant/Associate Professor



School Counseling, Assistant/Associate Professor

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU - http://fgcu.edu), the home of “Dunk City” invites applications for a 12 month Assistant or Associate Professor in Counseling in the Department of Counseling within the College of Health Professions and Social Work (http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/). The department anticipates hiring one faculty in the School Counseling specialty area.  The successful candidate will be appointed with a start date of August 7, 2017. 

About the Department of Counseling
The Department of Counseling (http://fgcu.edu/) is a recently formed and dynamic unit with programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling (for both certified teachers and those new to the teaching profession.)  As one of six academic units within the College of Health Professions and Social Work, Counseling offers an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an MA in School Counseling.  All programs are CACREP accredited and programs preparing School Counselors enjoy Florida DOE approval.  Moreover, the School Counseling program is accredited by CAEP through FGCU’s College of Education.  The independent Department of Counseling has expanded its offerings to include two certificates and is looking forward to expanding its course and array of offerings to other post master’s certificate programs and eventual degrees in the next five years.  Faculty in the Department offer expertise in the following areas: school counseling, accountability, technology in counseling, legal and ethical applications, working with persons in crisis, clinical supervision, human sexuality, working with families, and a variety of therapeutic/intervention modalities.

About Florida Gulf Coast University

A vibrant and growing public institution situated within 760 acres of beautiful preserve in Southwest Florida, FGCU is a young university that values innovation and the pursuit of academic excellence.  At the core of its overall mission, FGCU practices and promotes environmental sustainability, cultivates civic engagement and community partnerships, and provides a rich environment for teaching, research, and scholarship.  With its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty FGCU is one of the most exciting educational environments in America serving nearly 14,000 students. FGCU is a member of the State University System of Florida.



Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidates will principally teach specialized graduate didactic courses, as well as supervise graduate level field experiences.  Specifically, this position will fill course assignments in areas of clinical supervision of counseling interns and practicum students, as well as in group counseling, appraisal, career counseling, school counseling and leadership, special populations, and courses in development in crisis and trauma, fostering resiliency, and play and creative approaches in counseling.  The successful candidate will also provide service the Department, College, and University as well as to his/her professional discipline.  A typical teaching load across the year is 3/3/2.  Faculty in 12 month positions earn and can take up to 22 days of annual leave per year. 

Qualifications:

  • A doctorate (required) in Counseling or Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited university; preferably from a CACREP accredited program.  Note that candidates who are ABD are encouraged to consider this opportunity to launch their careers. The Department of Counseling is also conducive to mid-career candidates who want to re-energize.
  • Certification and knowledge of, or experience as a school counselor (preferred)
  • License as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida or its equivalent (preferred)
  • Experience teaching/supervising in a graduate counseling program at the University level
  • Experience with CACREP accreditation and/or state School Counseling program approval (preferred)
  • Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity

Application Process:

Applicants should go to https://jobs.fgcu.edu/, create an account in our Eagle Jobs system, and proceed to upload required materials of cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, list of five references, statement of experience with research and scholarship in the discipline, statement of teaching philosophy. 

Pre-application inquiries may be directed to:

Russ Sabella, Ph.D.
Search and screen committee chair
School Counseling Program Director
239-590-7782
rsabella@fgcu.edu

FGCU is an EOE, which has a commitment to cultural, racial, & ethnic communities & encourages women & minorities to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share this commitment. FGCU is governed by the sunshine laws of the State of Florida. Application packages, including additional materials submitted are subject to public review under Florida's Public Records law, shall become the property of FGCU, and cannot be returned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Associate Director of Counseling Services

McClennan Community College in Waco, TX is hiring for an LPC supervisor to act as Associate Director of Counseling Services.  This is a unique student counseling center that is operated by the counseling graduate program at Tarleton State University.  See more here:



Please feel free to forward on to anybody who might be interested in the position.

Thanks!

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Ryan D. Foster, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, CHST
Assistant Professor and Director, MCC Student Counseling Center
Department of Counseling | Tarleton State University @ Waco
1400 College Drive | Waco, TX 76708
Office: MWF 229
rdfoster@tarleton.edu254.299.8986

Monday, September 12, 2016

Healing the Man within by Randy Boyd



Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PDT)



An educational opportunity to explore the effects of childhood sexual abuse for men. Participants will learn the difficulties men experience due to the messages they receive in childhood regarding being strong, protective and not showing vulnerability. We will investigate the correlation of hurt and shame and the use of drugs and alcohol.

Bio
 
Randy Boyd is a licensed California Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-1) with an associate's degree in psychology and drug and alcohol studies. He is also the founder of the Courageous Healers Foundation, a certified Life Coach - "Change Your Life Story Now" - and an associate of "It Happens to Boys." He speaks at conferences, schools and treatment facilities about the effects of abuse on men and how it is possible to heal from those effects. Randy is also the author of the new groundbreaking book addressing the emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse of boys entitled "Healing the Man Within - A Guide to Healing From the Pain of Sexual Abuse." His blogs are featured regularly on the 1in6 and Joyful Heart Foundation websites and the Keystones to Recovery newspaper.. 

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss the effects of sexual abuse for men abused as children.
  • List treatment modalities to help men process their feelings.
  • Explain why men have difficulty discussing their trauma. 
 39800 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260

There is no cost to attend this program. On-site parking is included and dinner will be provided.
For any additional information, please contact Jeanette Lisalda  j.lisalda@sovhealth.com | 949-304-3362
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Continuing Education is approved by: 
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) No. 130835 for (1) Contact Hour.

The California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) No. 130763 for (1) Contact Hour.

Provider approved by CCAPP-El, Provider Number 1N-16-254-0818 for (1) Continuing Education hour.

Sovereign Health Group has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6752 for (1) Contact Hour. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sovereign Health Group is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Queries regarding CE Certificate can be addressed to the Associate Director of Training and Education at s.sharma1@sovhealth.com

ADA accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

School Counseling position: Donahue Academy of Ave Maria

About the Job


The counselor will provide school counseling services at our K-12 school in accordance with contract specifics and school policies and procedures. As a Catholic Christian educational organization, familiarity and openness to Church teaching and a desire to support students in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ is essential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Individual, small group and classroom guidance (when appropriate) counseling with students, with signed parental consent. Counseling may focus on academic, emotional, behavioral, or developmental issues to promote enhanced school functioning. Consult with parents, classroom teachers, school principal and other school personnel to maximize effectiveness of services, as appropriate.
  • When requested and appropriate to a specific contract, perform learning assessments to examine the learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses of a student to give school personnel and parents more information about a child's academic performance and to ascertain the need for further referral. Serve as a resource consultant to parents and school personnel in locating services within the community to help meet the needs of individual students or families.
  • Counselors will provide learning assessments to establish achievement, visual-motor and cognitive abilities. Counselors will then interpret and share the results with parents and appropriate school personnel. Be knowledgeable concerning all rules and procedures as established by the individual school.
  • Meet with students and parents re: social, academic and career issues.
  • Transcripts data processing for transfer students to ensure compliance with state course requirements.
  • PSAT/SAT and ACT coordinator -- Ordering, administering and processing exams. Obtaining results of exams for distribution and analysis, inclusive of homeschool students, and students with disabilities.
  • IOWA testing coordinator -- Ordering, administering and processing exams.  Obtaining results of exams for distribution and analysis producing a statistical report for parents and school administration. 
  • McKay Scholarship coordinator.
  • Individual. Education Plan (IEP) classroom accommodations liaison to faculty. 
  • Conflict resolution mediator. 
  • Classroom presentations on issues of concern.
  • College representative visits coordinator.
  • Florida Virtual School Coordinator.
  • Consultant liaison – psychological services 
  • Financial Aid Night liaison.
  • College Corner – maintain and keep current College Corner in media center.
  • Liaison to CCPS for students referred for special education.
  • Classroom visits to distribute PSAT results and to disseminate information to juniors, seniors re colleges, applications, scholarships, etc. Harvard Book Club Selection.
  • National Honor Society Liaison.
  • Kindergarten testing and orientation day in coordination with lead teacher.
  • Dual enrollment with AMU liaison for juniors and seniors.
  • Common application college portal administrator. 
  • Academic awards coordinator.
  • Bright Futures coordinator. 
  • Service Club Advisor.
  • Peer Tutoring advisor. 
  • Designated School Official (DSO) for I-20 forms for foreign students. 
  • AMU work-study program liaison.
  • Catholic Schools Week activities co-coordinator. 
  • Open House co-coordinator.
  • International Education Opportunities (IEO) coordinator.
  • Gateways French Connections Student Exchange Program coordinator.
  • Private School Certification Data Processing coordinator for state report.
  • Complete all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Keep abreast of current changes and trends in the field of school counseling.  
STUDENT EXCEPTIONALITIES COORDINATOR
  • Assist in identifying a need by a student in a particular area, evaluating out of school assessments and diagnostics for potential learning differences.
  • Arranging for or engaging in one-on-one work with a student, ranging from designing, implementing and following up on an Academic Intervention Plan to making test accommodations, such as reading and dictating tests.
  • Work with classroom teachers by sharing best practice methods with them and providing professional in-services which include strategies for gifted and talented students and students with learning differences.
TITLE FUNDS COORDINATOR
  • Communicating, implementing, and following up on services provided by federal programs such as Title One, Title Two, Title Four, and USF Funding.

 For questions, contact Susan Nutt at SusanNutt.K12@avemaria.edu

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools to Organize and Cite Research Sources

The ways in which we conduct research and organize research have changed significantly over the last couple of decades. When many of us were in middle school and high school our research options were limited to books and periodicals available through our local libraries. Our organization of our research was done mostly in notebooks or perhaps in a desktop document. Today's students have more resources available to them than ever before. They also have more tools than ever for keeping track of the resources they find through research. Here are some of the tools that can help students organize and cite their research sources.

Read more and watch a video: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/09/5-tools-to-organize-and-cite-research.html

Friday, September 9, 2016

FGCU Counseling Students Learning about Animal Assisted Therapy

Our next interest meeting for anyone who things they may want to pursue a graduate degree in counseling is September 19th, 2016, 5:00 - 6:45pm, Merwin Hall 231. 

Contact Dr. Russ Sabella at rsabella@fgcu.edu if you have any questions.





One of the last group photos before graduation ...






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