Tanya, a social worker at a family service agency, is working with a couple who have recently had to place a disabled child in a residential facility. At the first session the wife seemed very distant and withdrawn. Tanya gently inquired if something was making it difficult for the wife to participate. The husband spoke up and said that he was very concerned about his wife who for the past few weeks wasn’t herself, had stopped eating, and was crying frequently. The social worker should next: A) Describe the normal stages of grief.
B) Evaluate the wife for signs of major depression.
C) Begin to assess how they are each responding to the child’s placement.
D) Recommend that they consider joining a parents’ group with others who have had a similar experience. EXP: The correct answer is "B". The symptoms described may be triggered by the child’s placement, but are significant enough to warrant assessment for depression.