Filial Therapy and Intrafamiliar Violence Prevention

Andrea Juhásová, Martin Lulei

© 2019 Andrea Juhásová, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 147-152, ISSN 2619-9955, DOI: 10.18421/SAR24-01, December 2019.

Received: 15 November 2019.
Revised:    11 December 2019.
Accepted: 16 December 2019.
Published: 30 December 2019.


In this work we target the significance of filial therapy by influencing mother-child relationships in cases where the child suffers from CAN syndrome. We describe the structure of filial therapy, the goals, the process and meaning. We also focus on the viewpoints of effectivity in the educational influence in children and their mothers who are coming from a dysfunctional environment influenced by violence. The goal of this work is to emphasize the significance of filial therapy in making space for building the healthy relationships within a family, and in tertiary prevention of familiar violence. We also point out the option of filial therapy being carried out not only in dysfunctional families, but also in others in which socio - pathological phenomena do not occur, but the parents are interested in improving their relationships with their children.

Keywords – filial therapy, CAN syndrome, prevention, family.


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