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with her. F.Her personal philosophy and ideology is based mainly on her religious beliefs. She believes in the teachings of the bible and that there is one God who controls and oversees the world in which she lives. Therefore, she is against premarital sex, drug and alcohol use, and abortion. When asked her political views, for example who she would vote for, her reply was “Bill Clinton, simply because he is a democrat.” She seems to be heavily influenced by her families political views, in that, she doesn’t know much about politics, but she would vote for a democrat because her family belongs to the Democratic Party. IV. Summary After interviewing and observing the subject, my findings relative to her current status are the following: Her stepfather is physically and verbally abusive toward her mother often forcing the subject to call the police. Her mother appears to suffer from prolonged bouts of depression and ongoing alcohol use. Therefore, the subject is required to more or less handle the everyday household obligations such as cooking and cleaning. She also has a deep resentment for her stepfather and feels the need to protect and take care of her mother. In my opinion, the subject is suffering from physical and emotional neglect from her parents resulting in depression, low self esteem, aggressive tendencies, and bouts of hypochondria. V. Recommendations My recommendations would be to remove the subject from the abusive situation by placing her in a temporary foster home and to require her parents to undergo a full psychiatric evaluation. She should remain in the foster home until her mother undergoes and successfully completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and receives counseling for the physical and emotional abuse which she has endured. The stepfather should be required to stay away from the subject and her mother until he undergoes counseling and no longer exhibits signs of aggressive and abusive behavior. Other recommendations for the subject would be to prescribe antidepressants combined with group support with other adolescents suffering similar situations and problems. Her aggressive tendencies and low self esteem need to be addressed by placing her in a loving and emotionally stable and supportive household where she would be allowed to experience some freedom from the emotional burden of having to run a household virtually by herself.