Programs and Events
During this time of COVID-19, the Center has been hosting webinars on resilience and moral injury on a bi-weekly basis. As they are planned, details will be posted here.
Peer Support Conversations
The Center is training facilitators to offer online group conversations about moral distress and moral injury to veterans and medical workers. When preparations are completed, a schedule of conversation opportunities will be posted here. We hope to have groups ready to go in the second half of May.
Hope for Moral Injury
Resilience Strength Training or RST: A New Program for Military Veterans
RST is a program that helps military veterans process moral injury and other difficult life experiences that interfere with their ability to thrive and have satisfying lives. The evidence-based pilot project, funded by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, processed a total of 95 veterans in Los Angeles and New York City. The first group met in early November 2017 and the last group took its last survey at the end of October 2019. Research results will be published in 2020.
Resilience Strength Training
Currently, RST groups for veterans are being regularly offered via the Volunteers of America Florida Affiliate. Contact Pat Norstedt, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Plans are underway to expand the use of RST to new populations and, as funding is secured, we will announce new plans via our newsletter. In addition, the Shay Moral Injury Center has teams of facilitators and program staff who are available to contract to operate groups, if your organization is interested in trying the RST program with veterans in your area. Contact Rita Brock, email@example.com, if you are interested.