Normally, the following wording is used to explain what happens at your retreat. However, the 2020 C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will be virtual.
“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. Other relatives and friends are not eligible to attend.
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will give couples the opportunity to discuss their grief issues in a relaxed setting and gain a better understanding of what each side is going through. Many times surviving co-workers have a difficult time explaining to their family what they are going through after the loss of a co-worker. Additionally, significant others of surviving co-workers struggle with how to support their loved one, as well as the fear that something will happen to them. These issues will be addressed through seminar sessions and teambuilding activities.
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat will give you the opportunity to address your grief issues in a relaxed setting, receive support from peers who understand, and participate in fun and challenging outdoor activities. It is our goal for you to leave the retreat with a continuing support system and a tremendous sense of growth for the future.”