Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. (MISNS, pronounced “missions”) is a non-profit organization that specializes in education, research, and advocacy in chaplaincy and soul care for servicewomen. MISNS’ research focus is on military moral injury and pastoral support to female service members. Women are an underserved population when it comes to spiritual leadership and support. By conducting studies with women veterans as the primary population, MISNS is able to develop theories and practices that will enhance the lives of women in the military.
As an educational and training organization, Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. helps men and women in the chaplaincy hone their skills as religious professionals and care providers. Since collaborative and wholistic approaches are needed to help veterans experience post-traumatic growth, MISNS also provides continuing education to social workers, psychologists, nurses and medical professionals of governmental and community health organizations. MISNS’ training inventory includes conferences, case studies, keynote speeches, class curriculum, and other products.
MISNS is an advocate for equality in religious leadership and support. Approximately half of the denominations in the U.S. ordain women, but only about 10% of churches are led by a woman. Also, many ministers take a male-centered approach to spiritual care, which does not always work for women who generally have a very different experience with the world than men. Women see God differently than men and their life experiences require a nuanced approach to pastoral care and support. Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. helps pastors and chaplains understand how to better provide care to women who have experienced harassment, assault, and suppression.
Dr. Daniel Roberts, the President and CEO is an author and scientist who conducts world-class, women-centered education, research, and advocacy in spiritual leadership and spiritual support. Daniel has over 15 years of experience in providing emotional and spiritual support to men and women in the armed forces. He also provides training and mentorship to thousands of military chaplains through conferences, classroom instruction, and one-on-one coaching. His students include chaplains from the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Daniel also helped the CAF develop military doctrine for the deployment of chaplains as religious advisers.
Dr. Roberts created the Comprehensive Female Soldier Support Model, a framework of spiritual care for women service members. His current research includes women-centered theory development on spiritual leadership and moral injury. Daniel is also an expert on world religions.
Dr. Roberts’ recent publications include Combating Religiously Influenced Racism in Organizations (SAGE Business Cases), Modifying the Qualitative Delphi Technique to Develop the Female Soldier Support Model (The Qualitative Report), Women and Leadership: Using the Delphi Technique to Effect Organizational Change (SAGE Business Cases), and The Comprehensive Female Soldier Support Model: A Delphi Study (Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy).
Dr. Roberts holds a doctorate of management in organizational leadership with a specialization in information systems technology from the University of Phoenix,