The Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES) is producing an all-day conference on May 5, 2017: “Pathways to Hope for Moral Injury & Other Invisible Wounds.”
- Describe moral injury and related mental health traumas, e.g., PTSD.
- Describe how forms of oppression relate to moral injury.
- Identify and list resources, methods, and strategiesfor recovery through the arts, spiritual counseling, training, storytelling, and ritual processes.
- Describe public lamentation for processing certain aspects of moral injury such as feelings of sorrow, betrayal, isolation, regret, and shame.
- List strategies for educating and involving community organizations in working with those struggling with moral injury.
- Identify and list strategies for turning greater national attention to moral injury and its impacts on physical and mental health in the larger society.
What Moral Injury Is & What It Is Not
◆ Different Definitions of Moral Injury
◆ PTSD & Moral Injury
◆ How it is Part of Many Kinds of Trauma
◆ Dimensions of Loss & Grief in Moral Injury
◆ How Perpetrator-Victim Framing Relates to Moral Responsibility for Harm
The Places & People Impacted by Moral Injury
◆ Moral Injury in Caregivers
◆ Oppression as Context for Inescapable Moral Injury
◆ Thinking about Suffering in Relation to Moral Injury
◆ Individual & Collective Forms
Strategies for Individual & Community Recovery
◆ Individual Strategies for Recovery.
◆ Relational Strategies for Recovery
◆ Community Strategies for Recovery
◆ Arts, Animals, Public Service
Religion & the Big Meaning Picture & Moral Injury
◆ Larger Implications of Understanding Moral Injury in Society
◆ How to Address Moral Injury in Organizations & Communities
◆ Ritual, Religion, & Benevolent Moral Authorities
◆ Restoration of Hope & Human Flourishing