Seeking Community Partners for Research Project

The overall aim of this project is to explore the phenomenon of secondary moral injury among spouses, ex-spouses, partners, or ex-partners of military service members with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this project, we are using a community based participatory approach, which means we are looking to the community of practice and …

For Veteran Women, Military Sexual Trauma and Moral Injury are not the Same

Military sexual trauma (MST) comprises a range of harmful experiences, including rape, sexual coercion, attempts at forcible sexual contact, and sexual harassment (Conrad et al., 2014). Estimates vary across studies and the definitions that the Veterans Administration (VA) has used over the years have changed, as well as the Department of Defense‚Äôs reporting requirements. Conservative …

Old Memories, Fresh Wounds

For the last several months, I have been working with a partner to conduct a moral injury study for women veterans. (We are still looking for participants. If you are a female veteran and experienced something while serving that caused inner conflict or went against your moral values, consider signing up: https://chaplainconsultants.com/projects/). Although military sexual …