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Failure to provide for the child's basic needs. Neglecti can be physical, educational, or emotional. Physical neglecti can include not providing adequate food or clothing, appropriate medical care, supervision, or proper weather protection (heat or coats). It may include abandonment. Educational neglecti includes failure to provide appropriate schooling or special educational needs, allowing excessive truancies. Psychological neglecti includes the lack of any emotional support and love, never attending to the child, spousal abuse, drug and alcohol abuse including allowing the child to participate in drug and alcohol use.