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Published on Apr 4, 2022 12:00 AM

Family Matters

The SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces therapist, Dr. Julie Lopez. She is a speaker, master clinician and the Founder of Viva Partnership, a mental health organization. She’s also author of Live Empowered and Everything You Need to Know About Trauma. In this episode Dr. Lopez talks about parenting children with mental illness and addiction issues. She says the challenges associated with parenting a child in trouble can also affect siblings and the entire family. Dr. Julie Lopez focuses on family theory based on scientific research and offers a map for families to navigate the journey. She believes empowerment on all levels begins with education and finding language to express one’s experiences. Dr. Lopez also provides multiple references for parents so they can do their own research.

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