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The aim of the paper is thereview of family risk factors which are complex and dynamic, therefore they should be analysed in the ecological (systematic) approach. In the family microsystem there are several risk factors such asdisturbance in forming attachment, incorrect parental attitudes and methods of upbringing, an unstable family structure and pathological phenomena such as: alcoholism, delinquency, low socioeconomic status. In the mesosystem risk factors include weak family relationswith persons and institutions which could support the family in a crisis, whereas in the exosystem the key factors are: local environment, place of work, social assistance. In the macrosystem law, the economic level of society, social politicsand changesin morals have considerable importance in maladjustment.