Session: Moral injury, Resilience and Debriefing and Defusing after Critical Incidents, Project Trauma Support
First responders and military members who have been diagnosed with PTSD often also suffer from some degree of moral injury. Moral injury is less well known and less studied than PTSD, but also incurs significant distress to individuals and may be a factor in suicidal ideation and behaviours. The curriculum of Project Trauma Support is unique in addressing moral injury along with PTSD. Project Trauma Support offers a comprehensive program using evidence- based therapies for PTSD. The curriculum is tailored to the individual as well as to the group dynamic. In addition to the psychological components, the curriculum also includes physical exercise, meditation, and healthy nutrition. Experiential and educational sessions help the participants to develop a greater understanding of PTSD and moral injury. Workshops are included that assist individuals to clarify their values and priorities and set occupational, relational and life goals. Tools that aid in recovery, well-being and return to full participation in multiple life roles are introduced and practiced.