||300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Family, At-risk, High-risk
||Statement by Dato' Dr. Nurul Ainur Mohd Noor, Secretary General, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Board at the 4th East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families "Safe and Resilient Families: Protecting and Empowering At-Risk and High Risk Families", Kuala Lumpur.
||A family is a living, evolving institution, affected by socio-economic factors as well as by the changes that shape the social environment in which it functions. More often, the changes and transformations have brought both gains and losses to family institutions. Hence, the challenge today is to reinforce positive changes and secure those in the new environment, and at the same time, to mitigate the negative consequences of changes, without dampening the momentum for positive evolution.