Assignment must be 400 words or more and due by 2pm Sunday 12/01/2013
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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.'”