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.

An experiential, trauma-informed, interfaith, and interactive space for participants to learn and apply moral injury processing methods, the daylong, online live session course is responsive to the emotional and psychological fallout of COVID-19 and social and economic inequities.

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 are positioned to offer moral injury and distress recovery care to their communities.

Live session Zoom course is from 12–8:30 pm Eastern time on July 9, 2021.


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.

This course is closed for enrollment.

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).