Co-Workers for Couples Retreat
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A Way to Work Through Your Grief As a Couple
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).
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.
- 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
If you are flying: You should plan to arrive at the St. Louis Lambert Airport (STL) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 29. You will be met by a C.O.P.S. representative at the airport and transported to the YMCA Trout Lodge by bus. You will be transported back to the St. Louis Airport on Tuesday, September 1, after 12:30 a.m. Please be sure your return flight is after 12:30 p.m. to allow time for check-in and security checks.
If you are driving: You will need to arrive at the YMCA Trout Lodge between 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, and stay through breakfast on Tuesday, September 1. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures please.