Luke came to Sunflower House at the age of 13 after he had been sexually abused by a man in a leadership role at church. Luke was dealing with a lot of betrayal because the man was a father-like figure to him. Luke began trauma focused cognitive therapy at Sunflower House, therapy that gave him an opportunity to discuss his sense of abandonment, grief and loss. During therapy, Luke worked on a life book, an exercise that allowed him to tell his story and take away self-blame. After nine months, Luke's grades in school began to return to A's and his behavior at and away from home began to significantly improve. Luke graduated from therapy at 10 months.

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