Current research focuses primarily on the impact of military deployment on soldiers, without taking into account the soldier's family. As a result, many children, partners, and family members struggle with deployment-related changes in the family structure, yet have few resources. Filial therapy offers a unique strategy for assisting the entire family system. This article discusses problems experienced by families and their children 2 to 10 years of age when faced with military deployment, describes filial therapy as a strategy, and offers a case study to aid counselors in the implementation of strategies.
- filial therapy