Moral Injury Support
By definition, Moral Injury “refers to an injury to an individual’s moral conscience and values from an act of perceived moral transgression, which produces profound emotional guilt and shame and in some cases also a sense of betrayal, anger and profound ‘moral disorientation’. The concept of moral injury emphasizes the psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of trauma. Distinct from psychopathology, moral injury is a normal human response to an abnormal traumatic event.” It is important to identify if Moral Injury is a component of each participant’s response to service. Intake application forms adapted from clinically accepted models will be utilized to screen participants prior to program assignment that will assure proper attention is given to this aspect of traumatic response. All PTS Retreat Programs will also address the Moral Injury component.