Assignment must be 400 words or more and due by 2pm Sunday 12/01/2013
Please cite any information used.
To complete it, read below and respond with
your assessment of what is going on and what should be happening differently. A
hint may be found in the assignment’s title, "Infant Grief and Loss".
Think about why and how infants might experience grief and loss in addressing
the situation below.
In a structured child care program for the infants and
toddlers of teen mothers, the very youngest infants are in one small room with
a caregiver. At four months, the infants are moved to the next room, with a new
caregiver. At eight months, they are moved again - and so on until age three.
An observer noted, "On the day I visited the center, the caregiver of the
youngest infants was standing in the doorway of her room, watching the
caregiver in the next room try to comfort a tiny, crying infant. The first
caregiver looked upset. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, 'That baby
was with me for the past three months; I really love him.'"