Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America


Under the direction of Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D. and named for Jonathan Shay, the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America aims to deepen understanding about moral injury in the many populations who experience it. The center builds on Volunteers of America’s work, spanning more than a century, of helping veterans and others who live with this emotional trauma.

About Jonathan Shay

Jonathan Shay

The leading authority on moral injury for more than 30 years, Jonathan Shay is a respected clinical psychiatrist whose treatment of combat trauma suffered by Vietnam veterans has deepened our understanding of the effects of warfare on the individual. A passionate advocate for veterans and committed to minimizing future psychological trauma, Shay has strived for structural reform of the ways the U.S. armed forces are organized, trained and counseled.