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Coping in Context

The following stories describe two (fictional) families as they respond and deal with daily challenges following the death of a family member. As you read, please think about the coping strategies (described in the Ways of Coping section) that each character uses and notice how some of these strategies vary over time. These stories also illustrate how different types of coping strategies could affect both the individual and other people in their life.

At the end of each story, there are some multiple-choice questions and answers that you can click on to test your knowledge about the types of coping strategies that each character used. Select a story below to get started.

Daniela's Story    BILL's Story