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Programs and Events
April 12, 2023: Moral Injury in Medicine is a conference on moral injury with information on factors that make physicians vulnerable to it and strategies for systemic change and personal recovery. Hosted by Volunteers of America Northern New England, Volunteers of America Massachusetts, and Moral Injury of Healthcare, the conference will be in person, with online option possible.
Early bird rate (until March 1) is $500, 6.5 CMEs provided.
Moral Injury Recovery in the Aftermath of COVID is for chaplains, clergy, and spiritual care providers who want to learn more about moral injury and experience strategies for supporting recovery in congregations, communities, or workplaces. It is a one-day live session course being offered on multiple dates. Register by course date (trainings are from 12 to 8:30 pm Eastern):
Military Moral Injury monthly webinar series by The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, co-sponsored by Volunteers of America.
2022 Virtual Conference
For the healing of the nation – January 11, 2022
Understanding Moral Injury in the Wake of the Pandemic
Recordings of past co-sponsored webinars with the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School will be posted here: Soul Repair Center Previous Webinars
The Center has hosted webinars on resilience and moral injury on a bi-weekly basis during the pandemic in 2020.
Peer Support Conversations
The Center is training facilitators to offer online group conversations about moral distress and moral injury to veterans and medical workers. When preparations are completed, a schedule of conversation opportunities will be posted here.
Resilience Strength Time (ReST)
ReST is online peer support to help front line care workers stay resilient and maintain positive commitments to the field of caregiving. Confidential, small group sessions facilitated by trained peers provide the opportunity for sharing, reflection and self-care to relieve moral distress.
Hope for Moral Injury
Resilience Strength Training or RST: A New Program for Military Veterans
RST is a program that helps military veterans process moral injury and other difficult life experiences that interfere with their ability to thrive and have satisfying lives. The evidence-based pilot project, funded by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, processed a total of 95 veterans in Los Angeles and New York City. The first group met in early November 2017 and the last group took its last survey at the end of October 2019. Research results will be published in 2020.
Plans are underway to expand the use of RST to new populations and, as funding is secured, we will announce new plans via our newsletter. In addition, the Shay Moral Injury Center has teams of facilitators and program staff who are available to help operate groups. If your organization is interested in trying the RST program with veterans in your area, contact Rita Nakashima Brock, PhD, at email@example.com.
Past National Conferences