Dialogue

The online network for survivors, researchers and support providers of servicewomen and families affected by military moral injury.

Background

Military moral injury (MMI) is a broad term that describes the inner conflict a service member feels when his or her worldview is shattered by traumatic events that are misaligned with the person’s moral compass or code. Such events may include killing in combat, witnessing or taking part in war atrocities, being the object of a sexual assault or harassment, or experiencing betrayal by fellow service members and leaders. 

Current research has only begun to scratch the surface of military moral injury. There is much work to be done in determining the various ways that moral injury is different for women than men, how MMI affects spouses, partners, parents, and children. Based on its own research, input from servicewomen, and collaboration with women veteran non-profit organizations, Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. (MISNS, pronounced “missions”) understands that MMI research and support require a woman-centric approach to be fully effective in capturing the needs of servicewomen who have been injured as a result of some military experience. 

MISNS also recognizes that to really solve the problem of MMI in women, researchers, chaplains and faith leaders, community health providers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies will need to work together and listen to the people who have been harmed. One part of the answer is Dialogue, a new MISNS social media network built on the Honeycommb platform. 

Enter Dialogue

Dialogue is an online network that provides a way for conversations, collaboration, and information sharing to take place so that our brave women and military families can receive the support they need. It is a members-only network that protects the privacy of its members, fosters a climate of respect, provides an information exchange network, and offers providers a chance to share their products and services. Women veterans can search for help and services, use direct messaging and live chats, and post content in discussion threads. Service providers can post featured content, set up public and private groups, offer webinars and live broadcasts, develop collaborative relationships with other providers, engage women veterans directly, and sponsor their feeds. Finally, professionals, such as researchers, can establish verified accounts, attend professional conferences online, and work with other professionals in their field.

Dialogue is set up like a mall. It is filled with “stores” that offer exclusive content to members. Individuals can automatically buy in to the Member and Professional levels, but organizations must apply to be part of the network as Kiosks, Boutiques or Anchor Stores. Those orgs that are accepted get guaranteed exclusivity for their products or location. In other words, part of what providers are buying is direct access to customers with no competition from other organizations that provide the same goods and services or work in the same region. This exclusivity is what sets us apart from other free social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. 

Membership Levels with Benefits

The levels of membership and benefits are described below. The levels listed with an asterisk (*) guarantee exclusivity for the buyer. 

Member: $50/year.

This level is for the individual person who wants to engage with other veterans, clergy, researchers and community health providers. Benefits include:

  • Customizable “home” experience.
  • Post content in discussion threads.
  • Access content and contribute to any public group. 
  • Search for other members, professionals and organizations. 
  • Use direct messenger and live chat to engage others. 
  • View on iOS, Android or any web browser. 
  • Free attendance to one MISNS conference per year. 
  • Access to free resource lists and handouts from attended conference.
  • 15% discount on 2-year subscription option.

To subscribe, go to the Store and select the Dialogue Member option.

Professional: $100/year

This level is for professional researchers, chaplains, and others who are looking to grow their professional profile and collaborate with other professionals. Benefits include:

  • Verified account. 
  • Priority consideration to present at one online conference per year. 
  • Free attendance at one conference per year. 
  • 1/2 price on additional conferences.
  • Early notification of call for presentations/papers before public all goes out.
  • Customizable “home” experience.
  • Post content in discussion threads.
  • Access content and contribute to any public group. 
  • Search for other members, professionals and organizations. 
  • Use direct messenger and live chat to engage others. 
  • View on iOS, Android or any web browser.
  • Access to free resource lists and handouts from attended conference.
  • 15% discount on 2-year subscription.

To subscribe, go to the Store and select the Dialogue Professional option.

*Kiosk: $150/year for non-profit orgs, $300/year for-profit orgs

This level is for small organizations that want to have a branded presence on the network. Benefits include:

  • 1 Public Group with your organization’s name for creating a following and customer base.
  • Verified account. 
  • Priority consideration to present at one online conference per year. 
  • Free attendance at up to two conferences per year. 
  • 1/2 price on additional conferences.
  • Customizable “home” experience.
  • Post content in discussion threads.
  • Access content and contribute to any public group. 
  • Search for other members, professionals and organizations. 
  • Use direct messenger and live chat to engage others. 
  • View on iOS, Android or any web browser. 
  • Access to free resource lists and handouts from attended conference.
  • 15% discount on 2-year subscription.

Since this level offers exclusive rights for your organization, you must be selected by the advisory board. We are still looking for more organizations to be kiosks in our network though. Click on this application link.

*Boutique: $250/year non-profit orgs, $500/year for-profit orgs

For groups that are looking for the benefits of a kiosk but also want to set up a private group to sell their own on-demand or specialized content. Benefits include:

  • Post Featured Content that gets prominently displayed before other content.
  • Up to 2 users to manage your group and post content.
  • 1 Private Group with your organization’s name that you can charge a membership fee to join.
  • Offer webinars, broadcasts, training, etc. in the private group.
  • Discounted Sponsored Posts
  • 1 Public Group with your organization’s name for creating a following and customer base.
  • Verified account. 
  • Priority consideration to present at one online conference per year. 
  • Free attendance at up to two conferences per year. 
  • 1/2 price on additional conferences.
  • Customizable “home” experience.
  • Post content in discussion threads.
  • Access content and contribute to any public group. 
  • Search for other members, professionals and organizations. 
  • Use direct messenger and live chat to engage others. 
  • View on iOS, Android or any web browser. 
  • Access to free resource lists and handouts from attended conference.
  • 15% discount on 2-year subscription.

Since this level offers exclusive rights for your organization, you must be selected by the advisory board. We are still looking for more organizations to be boutiques in our network though. Click on this application link.

*Anchor Store: $500/year non-profit orgs, $750/year for-profit orgs

This level is for organizations that want to have a major presence on the network. Their content will always get top billing on the site. Benefits include:

  • Key Account: your public group is automatically followed by every Member and Professional
  • Up to 3 users to manage your group and post content.
  • Set up 2 Private Groups.
  • Guaranteed opportunity to present at every MISNS conference.
  • Free Daily Sponsored Post per week.
  • Post Featured Content that gets prominently displayed before other content.
  • Offer webinars, broadcasts, training, etc. in the private group.
  • Discounted Sponsored Posts
  • 1 Public Group with your organization’s name for creating a following and customer base.
  • Verified account. 
  • Customizable “home” experience.
  • Post content in discussion threads.
  • Access content and contribute to any public group. 
  • Search for members, professionals and organizations. 
  • Use direct messenger and live chat to engage others. 
  • View on iOS, Android or any web browser. 
  • Access to free resource lists and handouts from attended conference.
  • 15% discount on 2-year subscription.

Since this level offers exclusive rights for your organization, you must be selected by the advisory board. We are still looking for more organizations to be anchor stores in our network though. Click on this application link.

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