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Vulnerable family (family at-risk)

A family that has an accumulation and interaction of risk factors, including such things as: inadequate and ineffective parental practices, parental and/or sibling criminality, family violence, parental substance abuse, family mobility, extreme economic deprivation and poor neighborhood. A family that is incapable of overcoming the challenges it faces to become resilient, and provide a safe, structured, and supportive/nurturing environment for their children (National Crime Prevention Centre, 2008).

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Familles vulnérables / Familles ŕ risque