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C.O.P.S. is moving forward with planning for the Hands-On Programs with hopes these events will take place in person in 2022. However, we continue to closely monitor restrictions due to COVID-19 that would impact retreats. Any decisions to cancel in-person events will be communicated to the C.O.P.S. membership. If you purchase airline tickets for any event, you should consider obtaining travel insurance. 

C.O.P.S. Spouses for Couples Retreat is planned for surviving spouses and their new spouse/domestic partner* (21 years or older) of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria. Other relatives and friends are not eligible to attend.

  • *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 boyfriend/girlfriend).

For a surviving spouse, beginning a new relationship and allowing yourself to love again can be difficult. When you do find love again, that person can potentially struggle with supporting you in your grief while living in what may feel like the shadow of a hero. This retreat allows couples a place to recognize the struggles of one another while building a stronger, more understanding relationship.

Couples will have the opportunity to attend sessions with licensed mental health professionals. Potential session topics could include: Blended Families, Resolving Conflict and Difficult Conversations, Honoring the Past Without Overshadowing the Future, Building Trust, Developmental Grief in Children and Teens, etc.

Couples will also participate in fun and challenging activities and receive support from others who understand. It is our goal for couples to leave the retreat with an enhanced perspective and connection in their relationship for the future.

For more information and to register, visit Spouses for Couples

The registration deadline is February 25, 2022

WAStateC.O.P.S. offers financial assistance for survivors to attend their retreats.

Visit our Resources page to download the Retreat Eligibility form

Or contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org and we’ll email the form to you.

 

 

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