There are more and more families with minor children under their charge that are cared by the basic social care services. Many are at risk of poverty, with insufficient income, with care and intervention processes that last many years and that make them dependent on these services. This situation generates frustration in families and discomfort for professionals who do not know how to deal with it. There is a high risk of intergenerational transmission of poverty if measures to help prevent and treat this situation are not activated. Facing this reality, these families place great expectations for the future in their sons and daughters, which go through educational success and the possibility of upward social mobility that their parents have been denied. Their resilience helps them overcome this precarious situation. But, we must be very careful not to make risk situations invisible, not detected in these minors, since this can lead to negative situations for their development.