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Latest Past Events
2022 Virtual Conference
For the Healing of the Nation – January 11th, 2022
Understanding Moral Injury in the Wake of the Pandemic – Conference Info
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.
If you want to learn more about ReST and how it can help frontline workers like you, please watch this short video.
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.
What is Resilience Strength Training?
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.
Watch this video to learn more.
CBS Shines Light on Moral Injury and RST
This Veterans Day, CBS featured nationwide the work of VOA’s Resilience Strength Training and the brave veterans who are dealing with Moral Injury. As one of the nation’s thought leaders in Moral Injury, we continue to shine a spotlight on the effects of moral injury.
Dr. Rita Brock, who heads our moral injury programming and strategy, was interviewed for the segment, as was a veteran client in New York City who completed our Resilience Strength Training for those experiencing moral injury.
Understanding Moral Injury: What Can We Do?
Moral Injury is a wound to the soul that violates one’s deeply held sense of right and wrong. It can lead to homelessness, drug addiction, and a broken spirit.
Watch to see how VOA is taking steps to address and help those with moral injury.
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
MORAL INJURY AND PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY CONFERENCE – MAY 29-31, 2019
MORAL INJURY AND COLLECTIVE HEALING – SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2017