CO-WORKERS FOR COUPLES RETREAT

A chance for couples to discuss their grief

Next Event: April 19 – 22, 2024

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat

Where: Epworth By The Sea – St. Simons Island, GA

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat is planned for surviving co-workers, active or retired, and their spouse/domestic partner *(21 years or older) of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria.

*Domestic Partner is defined as a long term committed legal or interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life (i.e., not just a boy/girlfriend).

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will give couples the opportunity to discuss their grief and gain a better understanding of what each person is going through.  Many times, surviving co-workers have a difficult time explaining their feelings to family and friends after losing a fellow law enforcement officer.

Licensed mental health professionals will offer couples and one-on-one counseling services that will provide you with tools to support you in your marriage and everyday life. 

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat is designed to strengthen your relationship while also providing a support system made up of peers who understand.

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What to Expect

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will give couples the opportunity to discuss their grief in a comfortable setting and gain a better understanding of what each person is going through. Many times, surviving co-workers have a difficult time explaining to their friends and family what they are feeling after the loss of their co-worker. Additionally, significant others fear that something may happen to their loved one and may have difficulty knowing how to support them.

While at Co-Workers for Couples Retreat you will meet licensed mental health professionals who will facilitate various sessions and optional one-on-one counseling that will address your needs and provide tools to support you in your marriage and everyday life. You will also get to participate in fun, challenging couple-based activities. Attending Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will give you the opportunity to strengthen your relationship while also providing a support system made up of peers who understand.

Attendance at this retreat is strictly confidential, and participant names are not shared.

Session Examples
  • The 5 Love Languages
  • Self-Care for Spouses
  • Anger – Name It to Tame It
  • How to Overcome the “What Ifs”
  • Dealing With Fear That Has Crept Into My Marriage
    Travel Information

    If you are flying:You should plan to arrive at Jacksonville Airport (JAX) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19. You will be met by a C.O.P.S. representative at the airport and transported to the Epworth By The Sea by bus. You can make your return flight out of Jacksonville Airport on Monday, April 22 after 12:00 p.m.

    If you are driving:You will need to arrive at the Epworth By The Sea by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and stay through breakfast on Monday, April 22. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures please.

    Limited travel assistance may be available. Contact our president at president@copsarizona.org or contact the C.O.P.S. National Office for additional information.

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