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Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy NZ

Adriana van Altvorst ·
The New Zealand Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy https://childyouthwellbeing.govt.nz/resources/child-and-youth-wellbeing-strategy-html For further information, you can visit https://childyouthwellbeing.govt.nz/ Our Prime Minister, Jacinta Adern is currently the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction. The following is an excerpt of the Forward to the Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy Our vision for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is a bold one - that New Zealand be the best place in...
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Before ACES there was the work of Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Adriana van Altvorst ·
This book arrived on my mobile phone via my local library. As I listened to this book, many, many, many things that Bessel shared resonated with me. Warning some people will get retriggered.... I did. I cried because suddenly I found someone who understood my journey. I needed to get informed to find another path to take on my journey - This book helped to inform me It was the right path for me https://www.overdrive.com/media/1438715/the-body-keeps-the-score
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NZ Office of the Children's Commissioner

Adriana van Altvorst ·
In NZ we have the Office of the Children's Commissioner who advocates for the interests and well-being of children and young people in NZ. Currently, the Children's Commissioner is Judge Andrew Becroft They have a number of resources. Visit: https://www.occ.org.nz/our-work/ The Office of the Children's Commissioner is currently monitoring Oranga Tamarki - Ministry FOR Children. https://www.occ.org.nz/about-us/our-role-and-purpose/monitoring/ On 8 June 2020, The Children's Commission also...
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Oranga Tamariki - Ministry FOR Children are trauma-informed but NOT in the way they work

Adriana van Altvorst ·
In New Zealand, we have Oranga Tamariki - Ministry FOR Children. This is what Oranga Tamariki state on their webpage: Oranga Tamariki was established on April 1, 2017. We are a Ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend. Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child...
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Dame Whina Cooper and the NZ Land March 1975

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Peaceful protests can work to bring people together and to raise awareness of concerns. On 13 September 1975, approximately 5000 people marched from Te Hāpua in the North Island down to Wellington. The hīkoi (march) was led by Ngāpuhi leader, Dame Whina Cooper to protest against the loss of Māori land. The hīkoi was one of the first significant protest led by Māori it inspired the rebirth of Māori culture and paved the way for future protests by Māori for Māori. It raised public awareness of...
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Passion for truth to make it a better place for ALL

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I just watched Jonathan Haidt's Ted Talk . You need to listen to it all. His message is relevant today with all the unrest we face. Our Righteous Mind's were designed to: unite us into teams divide us against other teams and blind us from the truth. We need to step out of self-righteousness in order to see the truth. We need to embrace opposing sides and work together to find a middle ground. Just as I am half-caste, black and white can join together to create a new life. To reflect on: "If...
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If we were ALL inclusive, racism would not exist

Adriana van Altvorst ·
As a person of mixed culture, Maori and Dutch. I know that peoples of all colour can come together, can work together, can accept each other. I am evidence of that.
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Baby Courts ~ A way forward for our vulnerable children and their whanau in NZ

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I joined a Zoom meeting with ACES Connection covering the topic Baby Courts in Florida. Baby Court heals multigenerational trauma by bringing together the science of child development into decision making for infants and toddlers who have been removed from their homes. It also works to prevent children from moving into the child welfare system. Both Mimi Graham and Judge Lynn Tepper speaks about Baby Court Their contact details are: Judge Lynn Teppler: ltepper@jud6.org Mimi Graham:...
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Ignite your curiosity

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I have joined a number of ZOOM meetings hosted by ACES Connection which have exposed me to the work of many people who have inspired and motivated me. My thinking has been challenged, extended and expanded. My curiosity has been ignited I have been filled with hope and energised to share that hope to others We must acknowledge that we only know what we know If what we know does not feel like the truth then we must seek the truth If what we do does harm to ourselves or others then we must...
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Handbook of Interpersonal Violence across the Lifespan

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I found a link to this resource on the ACEs Connection Roundup for this week. This is copied directly from their website. Interpersonal Violence spans the world so it is relevant to us all. Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan is a comprehensive state-of-the-science reference work for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. It is written from a trauma-informed perspective, and utilizes adverse childhood experiences research as its basic developmental framework along...
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Social Justice series of a Better Normal

Adriana van Altvorst ·
ACEs Connection provides a wealth of resources that you can access. Take time to explore Gain access to the ACES Connection Roundup which arrives by email in your inbox Carey Sipp shared the link to a blog which provides access to the Social Justice series. It is time well spent viewing the replays and reading through the attachments Safe Babies Court Team™ Logic Model (1).pdf Florida's Early Childhood Court PPT 8.7.20.pdf Early Childhood Court Manual 4172015.pdf Building a Trauma Informed...
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"Open Wounds" panel discussion with Phil Allen hosted by Trauma Resilience Institute

Adriana van Altvorst ·
FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION with Phil Allen Jr. Reena Evers-Everette La Shona Coleman Kevin McLeod This has happened you can rent the video To rent "Open Wounds" visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/openwounds NEW ZEALAND TIME Date: Sunday 23 August 2020 Time: 10 am PACIFIC TIME Date: August 22, 2020 Time: 3.00 pm Registration: Closed ABOUT THE FILM In 1953, my grandfather, Nathaniel Allen, was murdered on the Sampit River in the historic Lowcountry town Georgetown, SC by a gunshot wound to the...
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Intergenerational poverty, racism and trauma in New Zealand

Adriana van Altvorst ·
To many, New Zealand looks like and sounds like an island paradise with the world's most charismatic leader. New Zealand is a beautiful country with beautiful people and a beautiful leader. It hides our reality of intergenerational poverty, racism and trauma with high rates of child abuse, child poverty, bullying in schools, suicide and family harm. Maori, the indigenous peoples of NZ and Pacific Peoples are over-represented in those statistics. We have known this for years as have...
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Child poverty in New Zealand

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Anita Baker, Mayor of Porirua was on Breakfast this morning (Monday, 24 August NZTime) she shared her concerns about child poverty in Porirua. She based her concerns on a report by the Porirua Council about child poverty. The report was based on statistics collected before COVID. Anita Baker made a call to our governments to tackle child poverty. Her statement includes a link to the report. This is happening across NZ. It is not isolated to Porirua. Important messages that Anita shares with...
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They "think" they know what it is like ~ They don't

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Anita Baker, Mayor of Porirua, NZ made the statement when discussing child poverty in NZ : They "think" they know what it is like. They don't In NZ, we have many vulnerable people who are marginalised because of who they are and who they are not. Their culture, their beliefs, their ability, their disability, the colour of their skin, the country they come from, their identity. Kevin McLeod uses the term "otherness". I see "otherness" happening right here in NZ, our paradise in the pacific.
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Invite to Join: Now - September 25th

Jodi Wert ·
Our Community of Practice for adults who are important to young children is a gentle, kind place to explore early childhood learning & wellness. We're 16 members strong, and invite more to join. The work is online, flexible pace, and a commitment of 1 hour per week. Click to learn more >>> https://lnkd.in/et8eV8x @Melissa McPheeters @Adriana van Altvorst
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INSPIRE TECHNICAL PACKAGE ~ Free introductory webinar

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Violence affects up to 1 in 2 children every year, with devastating acute and long-term consequences. Yet, we know that violence can be prevented, we have the tools to do so, and SDG Target 16.2 calls for ending violence against children. The INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children technical package is a collection of evidence-based recommendations on how to prevent and respond to violence against children, including I mplementation and enforcement laws; N orms and...
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Protected Factor Framework ~ Free introductory webinar

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I attended the Protected Factors Framework Introduction webinar with Elizabeth Smith from Project Whole Child. It was a very good presentation. Very interactive, great video clip and great slides There is another free webinar - closing date Wednesday 16 December USA time Places are limited I recommend that you register for this if you want to know more about what you can do to strengthen families. The Protected Factors Framework is an approach ~ a way of viewing the world When we change the...
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Whole People Watch Weekend on ACEs Connection (Dec. 11th - 13th)

Christine Cissy White ·
The Transform Trauma with ACEs Sciences FREE Film Festival continues this weekend. Please join us to watch parts 1, 2, and 3 of the PBS Whole People series at your convenience, on ACEs Connection, by clicking play on the videos below: Whole People | 101 | Childhood Trauma | Episode 1 (27 min) Preview: Whole People | 102 | Healing Communities | Preview | Episode 2 Whole People | 102 |Healing Communities Episode 2 (27 min) Whole People | 103 |A New Response | Episode 3 (27 min) This is one of...
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A compelling reason why we need to be child-centered and trauma-responsive in NZ

Adriana van Altvorst ·
For those who do not know: Child, Youth and Family Services and Oranga Tamariki are NZ's child protection services. They are a government agency I found this article in the Herald from 2016 , it clearly shows how Oranga Tamariki's predecessors, Child, Youth, and Family Services(CYFS) are incompetent and placed children at risk of harm. Child, Youth, and Family Services were rebranded as Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children and still they get it wrong. The article Two children aged 8 years...
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Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei For us and our children after us

Adriana van Altvorst ·
For social workers in NZ ~ cost $90 A one day Live-Streamed event to explore social work practice with Māori and Pasifika to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development. Speakers Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan - Keynote Address Eugene Ryder - Positive Role Modelling Dr. Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia - ‘Le Va Fealoa’i’: Partnering and collaborating with, and for, Pacific communities in Aotearoa New Zealand Jonelle McNeill & Agnes Kapisi-Sevi - Paiheretanga: Changing the narrative around...
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Re: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei For us and our children after us

anne kurtz ·
Are you allowed to blog/post/solicit on PACES for pay for (90.00) workshops/conferences/events?
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Re: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei For us and our children after us

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Kia ora @anne kurtz , I believe that we can blog/post on PACES for workshops/conferences/events that cost money as there have been many workshops/conferences/events that have been posted on PACES Connection from a number of communities associated with a cost to attend. The reason that I have promoted this workshop is that here in NZ we need our social workers to improve their practice, especially when working with Maori and Pasifika whanau. As professionals, and this covers every profession,...
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Re: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei For us and our children after us

anne kurtz ·
Absolutely true, regarding importance of educating M H providers and others in the community of Maori and Pasifika wellbeing models in NZ. There are many who will benefit from this information who are able to pay the asked for registration fee. Often the case, those needing it most, cannot afford the fee. I've often wondered why Maori and Pasifika Indigenous healing practices are not covered by ACC, when Chinese Indigenous - Acupuncture and Medicines are in NZ. All the best in your endeavor.
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Human Rights in New Zealand ~ Are they working?

Adriana van Altvorst ·
New Zealand's Human Rights system is bound byTe Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1840 by the Crown and Maori. It is legally binding and acknowledged internationally as a constitutional document. Many do not know about He Whakaputanga o te Rangitiratanga o Nu Tireni, our Declaration of Independence which was signed five years earlier by more Maori on 28 October 1835. He Whakaputanga o te Rangitiratanga o Nu Tirene is weaved into Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is...
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Re: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Human Rights in New Zealand ~ Are they working?

Jodi Wert ·
@Adriana van Altvorst - the work you have done here to make tangible a reality, danger zones, and solutions is truly a labor of love. You love well, my friend! May I share this on LinkedIn? Hugs, Jodi
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Re: Listen up NZ government - You need to STOP harming us with urgency

Adriana van Altvorst ·
It is not a case of NOT knowing It is a case of NOT doing
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Listen up NZ government - You need to STOP harming us with urgency

Adriana van Altvorst ·
NZ Study - School Readiness, Adversities in Childhood Experience and Access to Government Services A Scoping Study on Potential Protective Factors December 2020 This report is based on the NZ context. It is interesting because Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children and the Ministry of Social Development (aka MSD) were involved. This means that both Oranga Tamariki and MSD know about the experiences of our people beyond anecdotal observations. They have in fact done the research. They have...
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MARCH FOR OUR CHILDREN, Auckland NZ

Adriana van Altvorst ·
March to Save our Children Saturday 26 June 2021 Aotea Square Auckland Central to TVNZ I am Child Advocacy NZ. I am Adriana van Altvorst I stand not as me but as WE Children and whanau have been harmed from those who have been paid by US through our taxes to protect our children. Those with the power to STOP the harm or to ADDRESS that harm. They Know, they have known, they know now BUT still they do not hear our cries for things to change Who are they? Oranga Tamariki Ministry of Education...
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Wai

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Helping stop childhood harm a priority for Harkness Fellowship award recipient [stuff.co.nz]

Karen Clemmer ·
By Carly Gooch, Stuff, July 12, 2021 Studying how to curb childhood harm in Aotearoa will be at the top of Jane Kinsey’s agenda when she heads to the US on a prestigious fellowship award. Nelson Marlborough Health’s general manager of mental health, addictions and disability support services Jane Kinsey has been awarded the Harkness Fellowship, allowing her to take a sabbatical from her role for a year to research adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at the University of California, Los...
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anne kurtz

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Whatever I have ~ Empower me with KNOWLEDGE and TOOLS

Adriana van Altvorst ·
In response to a comment to a post Misdiagnosis: Is It Bipolar Disorder or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder , I made this comment. I believe it could HELP others I agree that the two overlaps and may co-exist hence why it is so very important to access a full history of life experiences from the person. The difficulty of course is that the person has often lost trust with people including those who want and can help. That is why TIME is so important - TIME to build a trusting...
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Communal Mastery ~

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Communal Mastery could be applied to the NZ context as it embraces the Maori way of doing things The article Coping with Trauma Communally Reduces PTSD Risk By José G. Luiggi-Hernández August 18, 2021 Provides us with additional evidence of the importance of investigating and using "Communal Mastery" to address not just PTSD in women but the possibility of addressing many issues that we addressed individually in the past. You see, as individuals, we face harm from others and from our...
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Social and Emotional Supports for Educators During and After the Pandemic

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Americanprogress.org released an article 'Social and Emotional Supports for Teachers During and After the Pandemic' giving a ton of great information on the stress that educators deal with regularly. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defines SEL as the process where youth and adults learn skills to manage emotions, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible decisions. "Research by Pennsylvania State University found that teachers who...
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How the Brain Perceives and Remembers a New Place

Adriana van Altvorst ·
How the Brain Perceives and Remembers a New Place Featured Neuroscience·August 24, 2021 Summary: Combining virtual reality with neuroimaging, researchers identify how the brain perceives and remembers a novel place or landscape. Source: NTNU Surprising discovery #1 : We remember where, but not what It turned out that the subjects had an easier time remembering where things were placed than exactly what things were placed in each location. Surprising discovery #2 : Good networks mean...
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Maternal Voice reduces pain in premature babies

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Notice and read this article: Maternal Voice Reduces Pain in Premature Babies Featured Neurology Neuroscience Open Neuroscience Articles Pain August 27, 2021 This is especially for all employees of Oranga Tamariki (Child protection services in NZ), NZ Family Court judges, and NZ Lawyers for Children Get informed with scientific evidence Work harder at getting trauma-responsive Babies need to be kept with their mothers at birth, from birth and onwards If you want the best for our children...
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FREE WEBINAR - The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Emily P Jackson ·
Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...
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Emotional work is invisible work

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Emotional work is invisible Emotional work is just as hard as physical work You just can't see it Very often we are excluded or judged by others as incapable of holding down a job Because we have moments when we can't perform when called to attention It is NOT that we do not want to It is very often because in that moment of time we CAN'T do it Please do not discredit us Please do not exclude us Please do not judge us Give us time and space to deal with our trauma and to heal We can do the...
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Anger can be helpful in driving change

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Anger can be helpful in driving change Read the article by: Chloe Young, Kat Williams, & Scott R. Stroud, Ph.D. Media Ethics Initiative Center for Media Engagement University of Texas at Austin Snippets from the article: Macalster Bell discusses how most literature on feminist moral psychology and philosophy defends anger in four ways: (1) Calling out wrongdoing and oppression, (2) disvaluing the disvaluable, (3) motivating overall social change, and (4) providing new knowledge about the...
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CYFS continue to children from their parents as a first resort with limited evidence

Adriana van Altvorst ·
I have changed the name to CYFS as they desecrate Maori and ALL that is Maori. They do not deserve to carry a Maori name. This post is especially for all Child, Youth, and Family Services (child protection services in NZ) social workers and Family Court judges Whanau and the child are one Removal of children from their whanau is the last resort Removal from their birth mother is the last resort Kelvin Davis told us that CYFS would only remove children from their parents as a last resort...
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I have PTSD - That does not mean I can't be a good parent

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Through my work as an advocate, I have met many people who, like me, have PTSD. I have PTSD because people made the choice to hurt me so bad that I now live with that every day. I live with trauma. The thing is I survived. I made the decision to pick myself up, to stand again, reset and keep moving forward. I now face many, many people including professionals who believe, erroneously, that I am my trauma. This is especially true in NZ because, in my country that I love so much, far too many...
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Mia Mingus ~ Leaving Evidence

Adriana van Altvorst ·
@Umi Asaka kindly shared this short sound clip (3:29min) with me. As I read it I thought came floating gently into my head Interview between Mia Mingus and Alice Wong 23 August 2014 This is a short audio clip from an interview of Mia Mingus, activist, and writer, conducted by Alice Wong, Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project at StoryCorps San Francisco on August 23, 2014. Text transcript: Alice: In your blog, Leaving Evidence, this passage really resonated with me. You...
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The Lake ~ Uncovering the Truth Lake Alice New Zealand

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Many thanks to Stuff and Popsock Media , investigative journalist AARON SMALE for all the hard work you have done in order to get THE LAKE series released. Lake Alice was a psychiatric hospital between Whanganui and Palmerston North in New Zealand. Lake Alice is effectively isolated as it can be found in the middle of farmland. Nowhere to run. Noone to see. Noone to hear. Lake Alice was a place for both adults and children with "psychiatric problems" including children with bad behaviour. It...
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The Road to Recovery from Miss Kendra

Adriana van Altvorst ·
This arrived in my inbox this morning. Many thanks to Miss Kendra This applies to us here in NZ The Road to Recovery is Not Linear Schools are in the process of recovery from the pandemic. Recoveries are rarely linear, and this one, in particular, will challenge everyone. When we think of goals and objectives they are often achieved in a linear fashion: you start from point A and go to point B. You prepare the class, you teach, the students learn, and objectives are met. You start with the...
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Re: The Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand needs help

anne kurtz ·
Yah, we’ve ALL been Aware. So what? Words and venting are different from Action. What ya gonna do with your Words?
 
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