Fiancés and Significant Others Retreat
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C.O.P.S. Fiancés & Significant Others Retreat
Grief Sessions and Indoor/Outdoor Activities to Help You Recharge
C.O.P.S. Fiancés & Significant Others Retreat is planned for surviving fiancés and significant others (21 years or older) of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, according to C.O.P.S. criteria.
Surviving Fiancés, Significant Others, and Life Partners have to cope with the fact that the plans they made for the future have drastically changed with the loss of their officer. They frequently struggle with the missed opportunities they face throughout their grief journey. The goal of the C.O.P.S. Fiancés & Significant Others Retreat is to provide the necessary tools to help you work through those emotions and meet peers who understand.
At the retreat, you will get to participate in fun group activities in a relaxed setting away from your everyday stressors. You will also meet licensed mental health professionals who will offer group sessions and provide optional one-on-one counseling.
What to Expect
Surviving Fiancés, Significant Others, and Life Partners have to cope with the fact that plans they may have created for their future have drastically changed after the loss of their officer. Dealing with challenges such as missed opportunities and the feeling of unimportant is a common struggle they face. C.O.P.S. is here to provide the necessary tools to support you through your grief at Fiancés and Significant Others Retreat.
You will get the chance to participate in fun, challenging group activities, while in a relaxed setting away from your everyday stressors. At the retreat, you will meet licensed mental health professionals who will support you while facilitating sessions as well as optional one-on-one counseling.
By attending Fiancés & Significant Others Retreat, you will receive incredible support from peers who truly understand and learn how to navigate through these life altering changes.
- What If
- Exploring Conflict
- You and Your Anger
- Fears that can Keep us Stuck
- Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
If you are flying: You should plan to arrive at St. Louis Lambert Airport (STL) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14. 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 Monday, August 17, by 11:30 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 Friday, August 14, and stay through breakfast on Monday, August 17. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures please.