Moral Injury: What Is It And What Can We Do About It?
11/16/23 at 10:00 AM to 11/16/23 at 11:00 AM
Law enforcement officers often face “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situations. A justified officer-involved shooting. Being forced by law to leave a child or domestic violence victim in a potentially dangerous home. Knowing the person in mental crisis you just dropped off at the ER is likely to be back out on the streets within a few hours. These are just a few examples of moral injury that can create additional stress and trauma for law enforcement officers.
Join Chief Steven Sund (formerly of the U.S. Capitol Police), Dr. Jaime Brower and Nick Greco for a panel discussion on the realities of moral injury within the law enforcement profession, its impacts, and how agencies can create a culture of leadership that helps officers prepare for, recognize and process moral injury.
- The difference between moral injury and compassion fatigue or burnout.
- How moral injury and officer retention are connected.
- Why traditional cultural shows of support can actually make moral injury worse – and methods that are more effective.
- Resources agencies should have in place to help officers through moral injury.