Responding to Moral Injury Experienced by Incarcerated Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

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Date(s) - 09/13/2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The Soul Repair Center offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.

 

“Responding to Moral Injury Experienced by Incarcerated Veterans and Active Duty Service Members”
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. CDT

Rev. Kyle Fauntleroy is currently a Director of Development at Brite Divinity School.  Between his graduation from Brite in 1987 and his return as Director of Development in 2020, he served 30 years as a Navy Chaplain, serving Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, and their families around the world.  Among his many assignments at sea and ashore, he served as brig chaplain at Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan.  Those duties included attending to service members incarcerated in the Japanese federal penitentiary under the U.S./Japan Status of Forces Agreement.  He also served as brig chaplain, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.  Other assignments included Senior Chaplain, USS Nimitz; Senior Chaplain, United States Coast Guard Academy; Commanding Officer, Naval Chaplaincy School and Center; and Force Chaplain, Naval Surface Force, Pacific.  He retired with the rank of Captain, USN, in 2017.

Dr. Ron Self is a highly decorated veteran who worked in Special Operations in the USMC for 10 years. He who earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Studies from Quantico. After his military service, he was incarcerated in San Quentin for 23 years. In 2012, while in prison at San Quentin, Ron founded Veterans Healing Veterans (VHV) from the Inside Out. Veterans Healing Veterans has received three grants in the last 3 years from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to replicate the program within multiple prisons throughout California. The success of VHV is largely due to prisoners reporting to their psychologists that they get more from VHV than they do from CDCR medical. Ron currently sits on the Council for Criminal Justice which seeks to bridge partisan and ideological divides and build common ground for criminal justice policies. Ron created a Veteran’s Yard model at Correctional Training Facilities, Soledad. He is the founding, executive director of the first hub which eventually will house some 1200 incarcerated veterans with two more hubs soon to follow in southern and northern California. The Hubs offer veterans programs and services that coordinate delivery of VA benefits for eligible veterans and provide targeted rehabilitative programs.  Ron also presented a Ted Talk, “How to End Veteran Suicide” TedxSanQuentin, November 11. 2016.