In November 2020, Spectrum ran a fundraiser for Wounded Warriors and raised enough money to support the development of a new program called “Surviving Spouses”.
This first-of-its-kind program has been clinically developed to support Veteran and First Responder Spouses who have lost their partner in the line of duty or from death by suicide.
It is a five-day, clinically-facilitated group program that helps participants recognize the function of emotions and offers evidenced-based opportunities to understand and process traumatic grief.
“This is the first time I’ve been in an environment that felt safe for me to share important pieces of my traumatic loss experience while remaining connected and aware of my body, my emotions, with the surviving spouses in the group.” - Angela Gevaudan lost her husband, RCMP Constable Fabrice Gevaudan, in the line of duty in 2014 in Moncton, NB
“The incredible contribution we’ve received from Spectrum Therapeutics has benefited injured couples, through the provision of Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE) program and supported our ability to develop and deliver our first-of-its-kind Surviving Spouses Program—built specifically for spouses who have lost their partner in the line of duty or as a result of death by suicide.”
- Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada.
For more information, please visit https://woundedwarriors.ca/surviving-spouses-program
Watch a video with one of the participants here