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Resilience Strength Training

CBS Shines Light on Moral Injury and RST

Understanding Moral Injury: What Can We Do?

Currently, RST groups for veterans are being regularly offered via the Volunteers of America Florida Affiliate. Contact Pat Norstedt, pnorstedt@voa-fla.org, for more information.

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.

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, rbrock@voa.org, if you are interested.