Everyday coping with moral injury: The perspectives of professionals and parents involved with child protection services

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This study examines how Child Protection Services (CPS) – involved parents and professionals describe coping with moral injury through resources available within their everyday lives. Moral injury refers to the lasting harm caused by one's own or another's actions in high-stakes situations that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations. This harm can occur at multiple, interacting psychological, social and spiritual levels.

Highlights

How professionals and parents involved in CPS cope with moral injury is examined.

Participants used a variety of coping resources available in their everyday lives.

Participants used a variety of coping resources available in their everyday lives.

Participants used psychological, microsystem, macrosystem, and spiritual resources.

Results highlight viable targets for formal prevention and intervention efforts.

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