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9/15/2015 3:30 PM - 11:30 PM EDTSan Francisco CA
Moral injury is now being recognized as a signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but with roots as old as war itself.
Veterans who have participated in or witnessed intense human suffering and violence may experience moral injury which extends beyond psychological effects to a veteran’s spiritual, emotional, and social belief system. This has a major impact on veterans’ mental health and their interactions with loved ones, community, and service providers.
The symposium will provide an opportunity for educators, students, primary and behavioral health providers, faith-based communities, advocates and veterans to examine this multi-layered framework; through presentations, panels, and facilitated discussions. Attendees will increase their understanding of this profound wound and become culturally and trauma-informed advocates for veterans.