Partners of Law Enforcement Officers Group
Pilot Program – Delayed due to Covid-19 – Program start date TBA
We offer a Strength-Based Caring and Compassionate Group counselling program because we recognize the day-to-day stress involved with being a Partner/Spouse of a Local Police Officers or RCMP member.
Police officers face many dangerous, stressful, and challenging situations in their professional lives. They go into dangerous situations to protect and help others. Their experiences not only impact their mental health – but it also impacts their partners’/spouses’ well-being.
Partners / Spouses of Law Enforcement members are often the glue that holds the family unit together. Partners experience elevated levels of stress and demands due to their family role.
The Purpose of this program is to provide personal support, education and teach coping skills to help You to cope with the demands and stress caused by living with a loved one affected by OSI or Posttraumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).
My work in trauma therapy supports individuals to heal from the effects of PTSD and complex PTSD. As a spouse of an RCMP member for over 30 years, I understand the stress and challenges experienced by members, partners, and families. I combine my professional and personal experiences to support partners of law enforcement officers.
Our program will promote:
Resiliency, Understanding, and Education for You, the partner or spouse of a Law Enforcement Members / RCMP member with Operational Stress Injury (OSI) or Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), more commonly known as PTSD.
Some Key Topics:
- What is OSI, signs/symptoms
- Develop community supports
- Impact on you, your partner and family
- Strengthen your relationship with your partner
- Feel empowered to cope with family stress
- Improved communication with loved ones
Commitment: 10 sessions 2.5 hours session.
When: Dates TBA – projecting Fall of 2021 or Early 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Spouses of RCMP members may enquire with RCMP Health Services about having invoices paid directly by Health Services.
Receipts for Coverage are provided so you may submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Facilitator: Charlaine Robinson, RCC, Trauma Psychotherapist, Certified EMDR therapist
Location: Abbotsford Counselling and Coaching Group #201, 2469 Pauline St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S1
Contact: Charlaine Robinson—604-807-9759