MARCH 10 1:00-4:00PM EST
Supporting Morally Injured Female Veterans
Presenter: Dr. Daniel L. Roberts, President & CEO,
Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc.
Moral injury (MI) has been defined as “perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs.” For women veterans, MI is often one of the many residual effects of military sexual trauma, hazing, gender harassment, and institutional trauma. This workshop will explain moral injury and describe how MI manifests in women veterans; review life aspects that MI can affect; and lead a discussion on how helping professionals, community health organizations, and family members can work together to support morally injured women veterans.
•List potentially morally injurious events that women veterans experience.
•Identify aspects of life that moral injury can affect.
•Describe how moral injury may be an impediment to seeking support.
•Determine the composition of a multidisciplinary team that could provide holistic support to women veterans suffering from MI.
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