Emotional Neglect Case Study

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Emotional neglect – “failure to provide adequate nurturing and affection to a child or the refusal or delay in ensuring that the child received the needed treatment for behavioural problems. It may also involve exposure to extreme domestic violence”.
This could be seen as emotional neglect and he feels abandonment from his mother. He seems to feel that she no longer worries about him and is now more focused on her new husband. I also feel that they have failed to protect Alex from certain dangers which is shown in his fighting with one of his fellow peers at school. Alex might feel that being aggressive is acceptable if he has witnessed the same type of behaviour at home.
I used the Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs table to evaluate how Alex’s
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