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The Ticket

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This is a little different of a topic than I usually post but I feel like anyone that has a voice needs to speak out for children if they have a chance. My amazing friend Nicole has just published a book that every teacher, pediatrician, counselor, and caregiver should have access to. Anyone that is a constant person in children’s lives. “Because every child deserves a ticket out!”

Gracie is a typical young girl. She goes to school, plays with her friends, and is often in the trusted care of The Man while her mother works. But when The Man crosses the line from adoring adult to sexual abuser, suddenly Gracie’s carefree life is full of uncertainty and entrusting another adult with her secret is a frightening thought. Unsure of what to do, Gracie goes about daily life keeping the secret deep inside. Then, while at her school’s library Gracie, finds a book with a ticket in the back. The Ticket allows her a safe way to share with an adult, exposing the abuse without enduring the horror of having to speak the words aloud, or describe explicit details.   With amazing simplicity, Nicole Martin provides children with the words needed to find a way out of the shame, guilt and fear that can often keep horrific secrets buried and allow abusive situations to continue. 

The book is just now available to purchse and I think will be a huge tool for anyone in a caregiver situation for children of abuse. Visit Gracie’s Ticket for more info about the book and my gorgeous friend the author. You can also like her on Facebook or follow on Twitter. Be sure to tell her that I sent you her way!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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