Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Anti-social Behavior Impact Factor

The early beginning of antisocial behavior makes the family, as the child’s first socialization context, of special relevance and importance in the presence of risk and protection factors. Some authors suggest childhood abuse or exposure of minors to domestic violence as risk factors for antisocial behavior in adolescence, as well as the presence of antisocial behavior of parents, which has a negative impact on the mental and emotional health of their children  found that sudden changes in family structure, such as incarceration of one of the parents, increased the probability of antisocial behavior in their children by 10%. Furthermore, regarding the family context as a source of possible protective factors against antisocial behavior, Jaureguizar and I babe suggest that the promotion of prosaically attitudes and acquisition of values in the family maintains an inverse relationship with development of antisocial attitudes in children and adolescents. These benefits are also confirmed in the meta-analysis by Piquero et al., in which the reduction in problematic behavior, including antisocial and delinquent behaviors, was outstanding after application of several types of family intervention going from training in parenting to house visits. Family support not only has positive effects on children who grow up in socially adequate environments, but also performs a protective function in marginal and disfavored environments

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