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    • 01 Aug 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 02 Aug 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Novato, CA

    LOCATION: NOVATO, CA

    Title: Weekend Parenting Class 

    Facilitator:  Terese Bradshaw, CPDT, Montessori Teacher, and mom of four adults; and Mary Leet Dalton, PDPT, Montessori Teacher and mom of three teens

    Date and Time:
    Friday - Saturday
    August 1 - 2, 2014
    Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location:
    Positive Parenting
    20 Pacific Drive
    Novato, CA  94949


    Description:   Join us for a 6-hour intensive
    Positive Parenting Weekend Class.  
    Through discussions & experiential activities you will gain insights into your child(ren's) behavior and learn tools to encourage: *Self-discipline *Responsibility *Independence *Honesty *Cooperation *Problem-Solving Skills
    You will also discover solutions to some of your greatest day to day challenges:

    Bedtime Battles Back-Talk

    Mealtime Hassles Fighting/Siblings

    Sharing Keeping agreements

    Tantrums Getting Out the Door


    Cost: $100 per Person, $70 for Second Family Member

    Contact:  Terese Bradshaw at terese@positiveparentcoach.com or 415-328-1587 

    More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/PositiveParentingAndMontessoriForToddlers

    • 02 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03 Aug 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA

    LOCATION: SAN JOSE, CA

    Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom

    Facilitators:  Becky Divinski, CPDT and Cathy Kawakami, CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Saturday and Sunday
    August 2 - 3, 2014
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm  


    Location:
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1100 Shasta Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95126

    Workshop Description: This interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, school staff, paraprofessionals, counselors, therapists and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors in classroom and school settings. 

    • Learn practical tools for engaging and challenging your students. 
    • Discover discipline skills that are kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
    • Bring more value, challenge and connection into your classroom and school.  
    • Run effective class meetings that teach students how to collaborate and problem solve. 
    • Learn how to use the materials and activities in your classroom, with co-workers and in individual work with families.
    Facilitator Background: 
    Cathy Kawakami is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Trainer who has been working with schools for over 10 years.  She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting and offers parenting classes and coaching in the San Jose area.  
    Becky Divinski is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and owner of Kind and Firm Parenting who offers Positive Discipline classes, coaching and group presentations.

    Download Flier

    Cost: $375 Early Registration received and paid by August 11, 2014, $425 after. 
    Price includes a complete curriculum, Positive Discipline in the Classroom book, PDC Leaders Guide: Resources and Activities, PDC Teachers Guide: Activities for Students and related handouts.

    To Register:

    • Use your credit card to register here at the PDA Website. (preferred)
    • Call the Positive Discipline Association office at 1.866.POS.Disc (210.688.3637)
    • Mail a check to: c/o Positive Discipline Association, PO Box 290155, Kerrville, TX 78029

    Credit/CEUs Course meets qualifications for 14 hours Continuing Education credit for MFT's and LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE3902.

    Local Contacts:  
    Cathy Kawakami, cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com
    (408) 314-9035;
     
    Becky Divinski, becky_divinski@pobox.com
    (408)497-1132.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5.

    If you are flying, please DO NOT make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.

     

    • 09 Aug 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 10 Aug 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • Solana Beach, CA

    LOCATION:  SOLANA BEACH, CA

    Title:  Positive Discipline in the Classroom

    Facilitator: Lois Ingber, LCSW, CPDLT

    Dates: 
    Saturday and Sunday
    August 9 - 10, 2014
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Location:
    Santa Fe Montessori School
    1010 Solana Dr.
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (Solana Beach is just a few miles north of San Diego.)

    Workshop Description:
    This training offers tools to create peaceful classroom communities conducive to learning through building relationship with and among students, encouraging and empowering them to learn valuable social and life skills through problem solving class meetings, and effectively preventing and responding to student misbehavior by understanding the “belief behind the behavior,” using kindness and firmness at the same time, and focusing on solutions together (doing “with”) vs. punishment/rewards (doing “to”).

    Download:  FLIER

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by
    July 9, 2014, $425 after (includes materials).

    Group Discount:  Three (3) or more registering together take $40 off the fee.  Call the office to register.

    To Register:

    • Use your credit card to register here at the PDA Website. (preferred)
    • Call the Positive Discipline Association office at 1.866.POS.DISC (210.688.3637).
    • Mail a check to:  
      C/o Positive Discipline Association
      PO Box 290155
      Kerrville, TX 78028

    CEU’S/CONTACT HOURS:
    Course meets qualifications for 14 hrs. Continuing Education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider # PCE 3902.

    More Information:  BRING THE FAMILY to the beach and to nearby attractions such as Legoland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, great restaurants and shopping.

    Contact: 
    For additional information contact Lois Ingber:
    lois@adlerianconsulting.com or call 760-729-0828.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5.


    If you are flying, please do not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.

     

    • 22 Aug 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 24 Aug 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA
    LOCATION:  SAN JOSE, CA


    Title:
      Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

    Facilitator:  Linda Krenicky, CPDT

    Dates: 
    Friday - Sunday
    Aug 22
     - 24, 2014

    Friday
    6:30-8:00pm

    Saturday - Sunday
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Location: 
    Discovery Charter School
    4021 Teale Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95117

    Facilitator Background:  
    Linda is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and a member of the PDA since 2008. She has a teen-aged son who accuses her of "doing Positive Discipline experiments" on him.  She is sure he feels that way because there are many Positive Discipline tools that are respectful and kind without being punitive or permissive -- and she has tried almost all of them!  She has facilitated adult learning for more than 25 years in the corporate and non-profit worlds. She says, “I love sharing what I've learned with others.”

    Workshop Description: 
    This interactive workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, teachers, therapists, parent educators, nurses, counselors, youth workers and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging
    behaviors.

    Positive Discipline focuses on discipline that teaches.
    1. It helps children feel they belong and are significant.
    2. It teaches and models mutual respect and encouragement.
    3. It is effective long term and considers what the child is thinking, feeling, deciding, and learning.
    4. It teaches important social and life skills: respect, concern for others, problem solving, and cooperation, as well as the skills to contribute to the home, school, or larger community.

    Workshop participants will:
    • Gain knowledge of research-based, effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time, neither punitive nor permissive.
    • Practice facilitating a parenting class as a non-expert.
    • Understand how to work with and teach parents who love their children but have few tools and resources to parent effectively for today’s world.
    • Practice experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways with their children.
    • Use materials in group settings (parenting classes) and in individual work with families.
    • Receive a set of resource materials for future reference.

    Cost:  $375 Early Registration received and paid by 7/22/14, Regular Registration $425,  Registration includes the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Facilitator Manual and additional handouts.

    To Register:

    • Register online (preferred)  www.positivediscipline.org 
    • Call 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472) 
    • Mail check to:
      Positive Discipline Association,
      P.O. Box 290155
      Kerrville, TX 78029

    Contact:  
    Linda Krenicky, CPDT-linda@taketimefortraining.com- or 408-931-6393.

    CEU’s/Contact Hours: - Course meets qualifications for 14 hrs. Continuing Education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE 3902.    

    Other Information:  If you are flying, please to not make flight arrangements until the minimum number have enrolled. The Facilitator or our office staff will let you know as soon as that happens.  Please wear casual clothing -- this is a very interactive workshop.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

    Special Events, Teleconferences and Merchandise: For all other items or events, the processing fee will be 10% of the purchase price or a minimum of $5. Otherwise, the same policy applies.

    • 08 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 PM
    • Saint Petersburg, FL

    LOCATION: SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

    Title: Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

    Facilitator: Paige Michaelis, CPDPE

    Date and Time:
    Monday evening
    September 8, 15, 22, 29
    October 6, 13, 2014
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:
    TBD
    Saint Petersburg, Florida 33704

    Contact: Paige Michaelis at info@1minutemommy.com or 727-289-5411

    More Info: http://www.1minutemommy.com/group-parenting-classes/

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 21 May 2015
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oakland, CA

    LOCATION:  OAKLAND, CA

    Title: Positive Discipline Roots Series - for on-going parenting support will occur on the third Thursday in the month at 7:00pm to 8:30pm beginning Thursday, September 18, 2014 and ending Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Facilitators:  Lisa Fuller, CPDT and Marcilie Smith Boyle, PDTC

    Date and Time:
    Thursdays
    September 18 2014 to Thursday May 21, 2015
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: 
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    1658 Excelsior Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94602
    U.S.A.

    Description: So you finished the parenting series but now find yourself craving the weekly reminder that got you closer to your parenting sweet spot. We've created this series JUST FOR YOU! Join us each month to refresh your Positive Discipline perspective, and get support with parenting challenges through discussions and experiential activities. Together we'll deepen and reinforce powerful Positive Discipline concepts to keep you on track. This series is open to anyone who has taken at least 12 hours of Positive Discipline instruction.

    The seven-week series will cover topics including:
    • Parenting styles
    • Encouraging vs. praising, empowering vs. enabling 
    • Consequences vs. punishment vs. solutions
    • Setting limits, following through
    • Family meetings, Mistaken goals, goals of positive behavior
    • Communication, dealing with sibling conflict

    Contact: Lisa Fuller at lisa@lisafullercoaching.com or 510-504-2412

    More Info:  http://lisafullercoaching.com/on-going-support/


    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 04 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • Oakland, CA

    LOCATION:  OAKLAND, CA

    Title: Parenting with Positive Discipline - 7 week series will occur every week on Tuesday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and ending Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Facilitator:  Lisa Fuller, PDTC

    Date and Time:
    Tuesday's
    September 23 to November 4, 2014
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Location: 
    College Ave. Presbyterian Church
    5951 College Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94618
    U.S.A.

    Description: Positive Discipline will show you how to:

    • Be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process.
    • Discipline your children with kindness and firmness.
    • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.
    The seven-week series will cover topics including:
    • Parenting styles
    • Encouraging vs. praising, empowering vs. enabling 
    • Consequences vs. punishment vs. solutions
    • Setting limits, following through
    • Family meetings, Mistaken goals, goals of positive behavior
    • Communication, dealing with sibling conflict
    Instructor: Lisa Fuller, M.S.W., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certified Professional Coach, has been facilitating parenting classes in the East Bay for many years. She is a
    compassionate listener who is committed to empowering parents through Positive Discipline’s common sense principles. Having three children ages 18, 14 and 7, Lisa is
    steeped in the challenges and joys of parenting. Lisa also offers one on one coaching for parenting and life!

    Cost: Early bird: $225 per person, includes Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen and supplemental reader. Second parent/caregiver $175. After 9/9 prices go to $240 and $190.

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    Registration: Fill out registration form or visit PayPal and remit cost of class to fullhuis@gmail.com You can also
    request an e-bill from me. To receive monthly updates from me visit here.

    Full refund is given if cancellation occurs two weeks prior to start of class. Within two weeks, participant may apply fee to future series. No cash refunds after series begins. (Send in registration form below) This class will likely fill so early registration is recommended.

    CEU’s: Course meets qualifications for 14 hrs. Continuing Education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider # PCE3902.
    Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15319, for (14) Contact
    Hours.


    Contact: Lisa Fuller at lisa@lisafullercoaching.com or 510-504-2412

    More Info: http://lisafullercoaching.com/parenting-classes/ 


    • 04 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    LOCATION: SAN DIEGO, CA

    Title: Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    Facilitators:  Dr. Jane Nelsen, Co-Founder of Positive Discipline, and Julie Iraninejad, M.Ed., CPDT

    Date and Time:
    Saturday and Sunday
    October 4 - 5, 2014
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:
    Kinderhouse Montessori School
    (Sorrento Valley location)
    6540 Flanders Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Workshop Description: 
    This interactive training workshop is designed for parents, teachers, parent educators, caregivers, counselors, therapists, nurses and others who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Parent Educators.

    Positive Discipline focuses on discipline that teaches:

    Children feel a sense of connection, belonging and significance It is kind and firm at the same time and effective long- term It teaches important social and life skills and teaches children to use their power constructively and discover that they are capable.

    Participants in this workshop will:

    Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive) Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children.

    Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families

    FLIER

    Cost: $375 early registration (received and paid by 9/3/14),  $425 regular registration.  Registration includes the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Facilitator Manual and additional handouts.

    To Register:

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

     

    • 08 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oakland, CA

    LOCATION:  OAKLAND, CA 

    Title: Rewards, Punishments, and Problem Solving 

    Facilitator:  Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC, PDTC 

    Date and Time:
    Wednesdays
    October 8 - 22, 2014
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Musically Minded Academy
    5776 Broadway
    Oakland, CA  94618

    Description:   What do you do when your child keeps having the same behavior challenge, over and over again, and your regular methods aren't working?

    Join me if you'd like to try something new!

    In this 3-night fun and experiential class based on Jane Nelsen's Positive Discipline and Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving Process, you'll learn the truth about consequences, and how extrinsic behavior motivators like rewards and punishments can end up teaching lessons you didn't intend.

    You'll then learn and practice alternatives, including a remarkably effective method for solving behavior challenges collaboratively with your child.

    The class ends with specific tactics to help your kids build resilience and problem solving skills.

    Past participants say:
    "I had a break-through with not one but two of my kids after the class!"

    "Exceptionally empowering!"
    "This class literally changed my relationship with my child."
    "Some of the best money I've ever spent."


    Cost: $120/person; $100/2nd caregiver; $105/person for groups 4+ (must register together; prior class participants always get the group rate)

    When you register for both this class AND my other 3-week mini-series, "Parenting Styles and Inviting Cooperation," you will receive a free "Positive Discipline" book by Jane Nelsen.

    Cost for both PD 3-week mini-series: $225/person. $200/2nd caregiver.

    To Register: visit my web page link, call me, or send me an email. Please include your phone, kid(s) age(s), and how you heard about the cla
    ss. 

    Contact:  Marcilie Smith Boyle at MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.com or 510-499-7720 

    More Info:  
    http://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting


    • 25 Oct 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 Oct 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    LOCATION: SAN DIEGO, CA

    Title: Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    Facilitators:  Co-Facilitated by Julie Iraninejad, M.Ed., CPDT and Lois Ingber, LCSW, CPDLT

    Date and Time:
    Saturday and Sunday
    October 25 - 26, 2014
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    Kinderhouse Montessori School
    (Rancho Bernardo location)
    17025 Via Del Campo
    San Diego, CA 92127

    Workshop Description: 
    This interactive training workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, nurses, aides, paraprofessionals, youth workers and program providers who work with young people in group settings.

    In this workshop you will learn tools to create peaceful classroom communities conducive to learning through building relationship with and among students, encouraging and empowering them to learn valuable social and life skills through problem solving class meetings, and effectively preventing and responding to student misbehavior by understanding the belief behind the behavior, using kindness and firmness at the same time, and focusing on solutions together (doing with) vs. punishment/rewards (doing to).

    Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be certified as Positive Discipline Classroom Educators. 

    Cost: $375 early registration (received and paid by 9/23/14), $425 regular registration.

    Group Discount: Three (3) or more registering together, take $40 off the fee.


    Registration includes the book Positive Discipline in the Classroom by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D, Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.T., Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., The Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teacher's Guide with activities for students, The Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leader's Guide with additional resources and activities, plus additional handouts.

    To Register:

    • Call 1-866-POS-DISC (1-866-767-3472) 
    • SIGN UP ON LINE PREFERRED: www.positivediscipline.org 
    • Or mail check to:
      PD Association
      P.O. Box 290155 
      Kerrville, TX 78029. 
    Contact: For additional information go to www.parentingforabetterworld.org/upcoming-courses or contact Lois Ingber: lois@adlerianconsulting.com or call 760-729-0828.

    More Info: www.parentingforabetterworld.org/upcoming-courses

    BRING THE FAMILY to the beach and to nearby attractions such as Legoland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, great restaurants and shopping.


    Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop.
    Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost.  Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.
    • 06 Nov 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Oakland, CA

    LOCATION:  OAKLAND, CA 

    Title: Parenting Styles and Inviting Cooperation 

    Facilitator:  Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC, PDTC 

    Date and Time:
    Thursdays
    November 6 - November 20, 2014
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Musically Minded Academy
    5776 Broadway
    Oakland, CA  94618

    Description:   What is your parenting style: strict, permissive, or something else? Is your partner too soft on the kids, driving you to compensate by being too firm (or vice versa?)

    In this 3-night fun and interactive class, you'll experience how different parenting styles can either help or hinder cooperation, as well as learn and practice some amazingly effective and easy ways to encourage cooperation and SELF-discipline in your kids.

    You will also learn how to:
    - be firm and kind at the same time
    - set limits that stick
    - invite rather than demand cooperation
    - run family meetings and more!


    Past participants say:
    "The concepts and tools are simple and profound."
    "I got tangible tools and saw immediate impact!"
    "Bottom line: there is less yelling in the house!"


    Cost: $120/person; $100/2nd caregiver; $105/person for groups 4+ (must register together; prior class participants always get the group rate)

    Receive a free "Positive Discipline" book by Jane Nelsen when you register for both this class AND my other 3-week mini-series, "Rewards, Punishments, and Problem Solving," at the same time.

    Cost for both PD 3-week mini-series: $225/person. $200/2nd caregiver.

    To Register: visit my web page link, call me, or send me an email. Please include your phone, kid(s) age(s), and how you heard about the class.

    About Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC, PDTC
    Marcilie coaches high achieving parents and professionals toward authentic success so that they can live, work, and parent with more peace, purpose, and joy. A Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and Life & Leadership Coach, Marcilie leverages her previous sixteen-year consulting and marketing career to ensure her clients get a return on their coaching investment. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, BA from Dartmouth, and CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute. Her services include life coaching, executive leadership coaching, and parenting coaching for individuals and groups as well as Parenting with Positive Discipline classes and speaking events. She loves living in Oakland with her husband and three wonderful school-aged children.

    Contact:  Marcilie Smith Boyle at MarcilieSmithBoyle@gmail.com or 510-499-7720 

    More Info:  
    http://workingparenting.com/classes-workshops/#parenting


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