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I held myself together. All-day. I have learned to do that over the years. I have worked with young children in public schools for a while now. I have had to call child services many times for the things kindergarteners have told me and shown me. I have held and rocked children who come to school traumatized by what they experience at home. When kids process their trauma it is important that the teacher keep their emotions in check. A teacher must be safe, in control. It is retraumatizing to share your…