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July/August 2023Vol. 24, No. 6Free Training Explores Moral Injury

A free training from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) focuses on the increasingly recognized concept of moral injury, which is the psychological damage that is caused to one’s conscience or moral compass when that individual is put in a position of representing policies and taking actions that transgress—or conflict—with their moral code.

“Moral Injury and Healing in Child Welfare” is a free, self-paced course consisting of five learning modules that discuss moral injury—what it is, its history, its relationship to trauma, its intersection with child welfare, how culture can shape its experience, pathways to healing, and more. Each section includes a short video lecture, review materials, and quiz. A certificate of completion and three continuing education hours are available upon successful completion of the training.

The course was developed by the UMN School of Social Work and is available to the public on the CASCW website.