About the Course
The Shay Moral Injury Center is currently offering Moral Injury Recovery in the Aftermath of COVID courses to resource chaplains, clergy, religious and spiritual care providers on moral injury recovery strategies.
In partnership with the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership, this course has been adapted to offer the Vanderbilt community an experiential, trauma-informed, interfaith, and interactive training for participants to learn and apply moral injury processing methods.
As emotional wounds from unprecedented levels of stress, spiritual and mental anguish, burnout, and disillusionment will continue to emerge months and and even years from now, spiritual and religious leaders within diverse fields and professions are positioned to offer moral injury and distress recovery care to their communities.
Live session Zoom trainings are held the following times:
August 18: 5–9 pm Central time
August 19: 9–2:30 pm Central time
Experience firsthand moral injury processing strategies in facilitated small groups.
Be equipped with moral injury recovery methods that can be utilized in participant's community and care context.
Access to live session zoom course as well as links to videos, articles, and general resources.
MIRAC is proudly sponsored by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab to advance moral healing in, among, and by chaplains.
Find more resources for spiritual caregivers at ChaplaincyInnovation.org.
"I was very fortunate to attend the Shay Moral Injury Center day-long online training event for chaplains, clergy, spiritual caregivers. It was so well worth a day of my time! As the pastor of a church that is beginning to come back together in person, I highly recommend this for clergy who want to find a pathway forward for themselves and their congregants. You will receive tools that help."
– Rev. Dr. Susan Diamond
Senior Minister, Florence Christian Church
About Shay Center and
Director Rita Nakashima Brock
The Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America offers educational programs for the general public and service providers, such as mental health professionals, medical workers, chaplains, and clergy about moral injury, an affliction of conscience, identity, and meaning because of harm we cause, witness, or experience from others. Through our research and training programs, we offer effective strategies and processes that support healing for those who experience moral injury and that enhance moral resilience.
The Shay Center is directed by Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America, and a commissioned minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is the first Asian American woman to earn a doctorate in philosophy of religion and theology and an award-winning author. Among her publications are Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War (2012), Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (2008), and Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us (2001).