2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference

Sponsored by:

Assessment, Treatment, and Research on Moral Injury in a Wide Range of Populations and Settings

The 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference (CMIC), hosted by the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc., will provide in-depth information from experts on moral injury in a wide range of settings and populations, including Military, First Responders, Women Veterans and Servicewomen, Healthcare Providers, Chaplains/Faith Leaders, and Equality and Social Justice issues.

“What is Moral Injury?
Moral Injury is a condition being talked about with more frequency. In 2009, it was Brett Litz who brought this condition to the forefront. He described moral injury as involving acts of transgression that create dissonance and conflict because it violates assumptions and beliefs about what is right and wrong and personal goodness. Moral injury is a syndrome that often occurs in the setting of trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but MI is distinct and separate from PTSD” (Dr. Harold Koenig, Select Proceedings Book from the 2020 Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference).

Warfare, violent uprisings, COVID-19, and social justice issues have wreaked havoc on people’s souls and emotional health. Many are feeling morally injured and it is chaplains and faith leaders, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, clinicians, and physical and occupational therapists who are standing in the gap and treating these injured people. In the process, many of these care providers are also experiencing moral injury.

This year’s online conference offers a chance for care providers to learn more about moral injury research, assessment, and treatment from thought leaders and practitioners in the field.

Dates

CMIC will will take place in the afternoons of June 8-10 on the Zoom platform.

Request for Proposals

We are currently seeking proposals for research papers, practitioner presentations, workshops and panels in one of the six focus areas: Military, First Responders, Women Veterans and Servicewomen, Healthcare Providers, Chaplains/Faith Leaders, and Equality and Social Justice. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, but it is better to submit earlier since we will begin considering proposals in March. To submit a proposal, click on the Proposal Form. If your proposal is selected, you will attend the conference for only $50 – half price on the normal registration fee.

If you do not want to submit a proposal but knows someone who would be a great presenter, refer them to this page or email Dr. Roberts at droberts@chaplainconsultants.com.

Last year, select presenters were given the opportunity to publish their presentation in our Select Proceedings Book. We will offer that opportunity again this year.

Registration

Registration is only $100. Your monetary investment in this conference will go towards supporting research and support programs for veterans. To register, go to: Registration Form. If you are planning to submit a presentation proposal, you should wait to register until we notify you of the status of your proposal. For the registration, you will receive:

  • Admission to all conference events. 
  • Access to all conference recordings and video transcripts, so that even if you cannot attend all of the live events, you can still get the information. 
  • Free copies of all handouts and brochures.
  • 1 year membership to Dialogue, the online network for survivors, researchers and support providers of people affected by moral injury

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Sponsorship and advertising give your organization the opportunity to present products and services that benefit the work of chaplains, faith leaders, psychologists, social workers, mental health providers, doctors, and nurses.

Sponsorship: $500

Sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • 10 minutes to present their organization’s products and services.
  • Placement of a digital brochure in the online handout folder.
  • Placement of a logo, weblink, and 100 word ad on our social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, MeWe, and Dialogue), Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. web page, program book, and slides shown during breaks.

To become a sponsor, go to: Conference Sponsor.

Advertising: $100

Advertisers will get to place a logo, weblink, and 50 word ad on social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, MeWe, and Dialogue), Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. web page, program book, and slides shown during breaks. To become an advertiser, go to: Conference Advertiser.

For More Information

If you have questions about this conference, contact Dr. Daniel Roberts, at droberts@chaplainconsultants.com or 910-690-5964.


The Road Home Program

Intensive Outpatient Program: An innovative, two-week program for veterans impacted by the invisible wounds of war and life. Major goals of the IOP include: 

  • Reducing the symptoms of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — primarily through group and individual psychotherapy.
  • Promoting general health and wellness —through a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress-reduction training, and wellness practices.

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a full-spectrum treatment program that connects veterans to individual and group therapy and a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress-reduction training and wellness practices.


inTransition

The DoD inTransition program is a free and confidential program that can assist ANY Service member or veteran in getting connected with psychological health care.  inTransition coaches can bridge the gap during a Service member or veteran’s transition to a new program or offer guidance for someone seeking care for the first time. 

inTransition Provides-

  • Access to phones answered live, 24/7/365
  • Designated inTransition Coach, available by phone
  • Support through motivational interviewing and action planning 
  • Information about local community resources and much more

Please visit https://www.pdhealth.mil/resources/intransition  or call 800-424-7877 

Watch these videos: https://www.pdhealth.mil/resource-center/intransition/media.

WORSHIP-OUTREACH-NETWORK DISCIPLESHIP & RECOVERY

Veterans For Worship (V4W) is an organization with a clear vision & mission—to bring God to Veterans & bring Veterans to God. 

V4W serves veterans & their families by providing chapel service/worship events at churches, VFWs, & various locations in the community. 

We also lead & attend veteran stand down & outreach events where we provide bibles, spiritual guidance, counseling, prayer, & fellowship. 

We engage & mobilize veterans & spouses; network & partner with other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), non-profits, & churches to provide veteran café events; veteran recovery support; resilience; and suicide prevention.

Learn more at: www.veteransforworship.net

We welcome Women Veteran Social Justice Network as a sponsor of the 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference (CMIC):

Supporting military and Veteran Women

Women Veteran Social Justice Network is an Atlanta-based, nonprofit, 5013C, social justice and inclusion organization focused on women’s experiences during military service and after their military transition. We engage digital literacy, senior leadership training and development, human rights, and veteran benefit advocacy while informing and honoring the service and sacrifice of military women of every era and every service branch.

Our Ambassador program and virtual learning includes experiential mentoring opportunities for emerging and advancing leader identification, utilizing multiple disciplines and concepts to successfully transition women veterans to sustainable C-suite and B-suite level business roles and develop sustainable successful entrepreneurial opportunities.

Learn more at: https://www.wvsjnetwork.org/about-us

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