Moral injury is a wound of the soul that can have devastating effects on the spirit, mind, and body. It is a natural human response to a traumatic event or events. Though not a diagnosable psychological disorder, when left unresolved moral injury can play a significant role in the manifested symptoms of mental health problems.
Moral Injury Among Child-Welfare Involve Parents, Professionals, and Youth
Wendy Haight, Ph.D., is a Professor and Gamble-Skogmo Chair in Child Welfare and Youth Policy at the University of Minnesota. She earned her B.A. from Reed College and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where she studied Developmental Cultural Psychology. Her research focuses on better understanding and supporting vulnerable children and families, especially those involved in public welfare systems. She is the author of 10 books and over 50 journal articles, including co-authoring Development and Disability: A Japanese Case Study. Her recent research focuses on moral injury in the child welfare system.
Resilience Strength Training for Veterans
Timothy M. Barth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Interim Provost, and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Texas Christian University, teaches courses in neuroscience, psychology, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making. He assisted in creating a TCU undergraduate program in the Psychology of Leadership. Dr. Barth’s areas of expertise and research are in behavioral neuroscience and ethical decision-making. He has published over 30 original research papers and book chapters, most of which evaluate various factors that may influence recovery after brain injury. Dr. Barth worked as a visiting scientist at the Merck Sharp and Dohme Neuroscience Research Centre in Harlow, England, after completing his doctorate at the University of Texas, Austin, and he worked for two years at the National Institute of Mental Health. After leaving NIMH, he accepted a faculty position at Texas Christian University in 1990 and chaired the Department of Psychology for 15 years.
Moral Injury and Ethics
Bruce Fogas Ph.D.; specializes in psychology and his area of practice is children and adolescents with complex disruptive disorders. He provides trainings locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on related topics and has multiple published works in his field!