Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Mental Health America of NKY & SWOH (Blue Ash) 
11238 Cornell Park Dr.
Blue Ash, OH 45242

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Kara Atwell
Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio 

Cancellation Policy

50% refund by August 28.*
   *May change individual attending at no cost.

No refunds after August 28.

CEU Information
  • An application has been submitted to the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • MHANKYSWOH is an approved provider by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.

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3.5 CEUs (6-hour experience): $60

In recent years, our nation has experienced an unprecedented convergence of a global pandemic, racial reckoning, climate change, shrinking human rights, and political divisions that threaten our very union. This has created a massive epidemic of Moral Injury in our world.

Moral Injury is a crisis of identity, faith, meaning, and life purpose that is a consequence of experiencing harm through one or more of these experiences.

  • Enduring the violation of what is right by someone in legitimate authority in a high-stakes situation.
  • Perpetrating, failing to prevent, witnessing, or hearing about acts or events that violate conscience and challenge core moral foundations and codes of conduct.
  • Struggling to survive in systems that inflict no-win conditions.
  • Failing to save others or surviving when others in the same situation do not.

Led by Dr. Susan Ward Diamond, this workshop will explore strategies for individuals and communities to repair souls broken by Moral Injury through education and group experiences. Participants will receive resources and experiences they can take back to their personal and professional communities to support this crucial work to rebuild our lives.

Course Objectives

  1. Develop working definitions of Moral Distress, Moral Injury, and Moral Resilience.
  2. Understand how moral injury relates to those in the mental health community.
  3. Familiarize participants with resources available.
  4. Experience a small group Healing Circle.
  5. Gain the training and curriculum needed to lead a Healing Circle.


Rev. Dr. Susan Ward Diamond, M.Div., D.Min, Lead Pastor at Florence Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)