Moral Injury Center Resources: Videos

View our collection of Moral Injury Videos below

Experts on Moral Injury

Moral Injury: A Working Definition by Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

Rita Nakashima Brock, Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America, discusses what Moral Injury is, who can experience it, and signs of collapse of Moral Injury.

Introducing The Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America

Named for Dr. Jonathan Shay, the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America conducts research on and promotes deeper understanding of moral injury in the many populations who experience it. Through our education and training programs, we offer effective strategies and processes that support healing. Under the direction of Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D., the center builds on Volunteers of America's work, spanning more than a century, of helping veterans and others who live with the burden

Rev. Dr. Rita Brock Discusses Moral Injury & Soul Repair at VOA

Rita Nakashima Brock discusses moral injury and soul repair at the 2015 Volunteers of America national conference.

Dr. William Nash Discusses Moral Injury Beyond the Military Context

The emerging issue of moral injury has been most often associated with returning military personnel. However, Volunteers of America believes this construct extends beyond the military setting, requiring more investigation into how to identify and treat moral injury among diverse populations. This video highlights an interview with Dr. William P. Nash, speaking on the subject.

Webinar: Moral Resiliency for Nurses During COVID-19

Our nurses have been on the front line of COVID-19 from the very start. During National Nurses Week, we come together to learn more about Moral Injury affecting our nurses around the country. Join Rita Nakashima Brock and others in the field as we discuss how to build moral resilience in the face of this pandemic.

Webinar: Moral Resiliency for Medical Workers During COVID-19

Moral Injury is happening all around us as COVID-19 ravages live all across the nation, and experts say our medical workers are suffering. This webinar will ft. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Senior VP, and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America, Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton, and Rev. Dr. Al Boyce from Volunteers of America, Northern New England.

Webinar: Moral Resilience for Social Service Workers During COVID-19

We’re coming together to learn more about how moral injury has affected our Social Services Workers around the country during this global pandemic. Senior Vice President and Director of VOA’s Shay Moral Injury Center Rita Nakashima Brock, and others in the field, discuss how to build moral resilience in the face of COVID-19.

Webinar: Moral Resilience in Pastoral Care Workers During COVID-19

Moral Injury is happening all around us as COVID-19 ravages live all across the nation. This webinar featured Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Senior VP, and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America, Rev. Dr. Al Boyce from Volunteers of America, Northern New England, and more.

Webinar: Moral Resilience for Criminal Justice Workers During COVID19

During the pandemic, criminal justice systems are being pushed to a breaking point as national, state, and local governments have struggled to contain the virus in places of detention, in often overcrowded settings with little fresh air, poor sanitary conditions, and limited access to healthcare, with mortality rates higher than those outside. Efforts to release as many prisoners as possible have put extra demands on temporary housing and shelters already struggling to maintain safe distancing practices, and on systems and supervisory staff for parolees.

Our panelists for this webinar will reflect on four questions: What are the biggest challenges you have faced in your work? How did you cope with them? What did you do for self-care? What have you learned?

Moral Resilience for Spiritual Leaders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person community gatherings, choirs, ritual services, worship, and spiritual care for months. This interfaith panel of religious leaders will discuss the challenges they have faced in their work, how they have managed the challenges, what they do for self-care, and what they have learned from their experience.

Dr. Brock Speaks About Christology and Moral Injury at Emory University

Rita Nakashima Brock discussed her intellectual journey and spoke on Christology, moral injury, and atonement theory.

In The News

Volunteers of America Featured on ABC 7 in Washington, D.C.!

As one of the oldest and largest nonprofits in the U.S., VOA has been on the ground serving those most in need for over 125 years. During the corona virus pandemic, we continue to serve on the front lines. Jatrice Martel Gaiter, executive vice president of external affairs, spoke with ABC-7 WJLA Anchor Alison Starling on our life-saving work during the pandemic, including addressing the effects of moral injury during this crisis.

Moral Injury Affects Healthcare Workers

Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America Rita Nakashima Brock speaks to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on how moral injury affects nurses, doctors, healthcare workers and others during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Resilience Strength Training | Moral Injury Veterans Program

This Veterans Day, CBS featured nationwide the work of VOA’s Resilience Strength Training and the brave veterans who are dealing with Moral Injury. As one of the nation’s thought leaders in Moral Injury, we continue to shine a spotlight on the effects of moral injury.

Rita Nakashima Brock, who heads our moral injury programming and strategy, was interviewed for the segment, as was a veteran client in New York City who completed our Resilience Strength Training for those experiencing moral injury.

VOA Staff Reflect on Moral Injury

Volunteers of America CEO Speaks to the Personal Side of Moral Injury

Volunteers of America CEO Mike King provides a history of the term "moral injury" and speaks about his personal experience with caregiver moral injury when his mother suffered from Alzheimers and his father's experiences in WWII.

Paula Hart Discusses Recent Moral Injury Convening

Thinking of the collective experience of being at this convening on moral injury has been stimulating in so many ways. The speakers, the experience of creating a vocal community, and maybe, best of all, of the opportunity to have offline conversations with other helping professionals who are really interested in these topics.

Gayle Robertson Discusses the Benefits of a Moral Injury Event

I came looking for information to help me understand more about the subject, and I've definitely found that it's been a very enriching experience. In addition to learning more about moral injury, I've also had experiences with people from all over the country and it has been as much an event for my heart as for my head and that's a surprise to me.

John Thomason Provides Thoughts on Moral Injury Event

It was exciting to meet other people and hear their stories, most importantly though is the confrontation of moral injury. I primarily deal with addicts, and recovered addicts, and alcoholics, as I am myself, and the moral injury we cause to ourselves sometimes is almost insurmountable.

Other Videos

Understanding Moral Injury: What Can We Do?

Moral Injury is a wound to the soul that violates one's deeply held sense of right and wrong. It can lead to homelessness, drug addiction, and a broken spirit.Watch to see how VOA is taking steps to address and help those with moral injury.

Moral Injury - The War Inside

Moral Injury is an internal struggle. It’s the guilt that comes from doing something you believe is wrong, from breaking your own moral code. For some people, it’s all-consuming. They question their ability to do good, to go on. They turn to alcohol, drugs, self-harm. At Volunteers of America, we’re prioritizing Moral Injury research and care to make sure no one fights this battle alone.

Moral Injury - The War Inside

As one of the nation's thought leaders in the Moral Injury field, Volunteers of America is dedicated to helping individuals who are battling moral injury and overcome The War Inside.