Effective Care for Male Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Date(s) - 09/28/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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


“Effective Care for Male Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma”
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar addresses the emotional experience and “afterlife” of MST for male survivors. Panelists with experience in offering care offer strategies and resources for effective responses to men who experience military sexual trauma.

Chaplain Mel Baars O’Malley, Major in the U.S. Army, is currently stationed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Before her current assignment, she was a chaplain for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers in Fort Carson, CO and was deployed for one year as a chaplain at the largest detention facility in Afghanistan. A Presbyterian minister, she holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, an M.A. from the University of Cape Town, and a D.Min from Erskine Theological School. Her research is focused in the area of Male survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.


Rev. Dr. Kristen J. Leslie is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Leslie is a feminist pastoral theologian. She addresses issues of survivor resilience in the aftermath of sexualized violence in the United States military, on college campuses, and in post-genocide contexts. She has served as a Military Sexual Trauma (MST) subject matter expert for the U.S. Navy and Air Force chaplain corps.


Chaplain Ibraheem A. Raheem, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army. Chaplain Raheem is currently the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Initially, Chaplain, Raheem entered the Army as a Nurse with deployment in Germany. In 1999 he began his service as an active duty US Army Chaplain. He has been deployed in Korea, two tours in Iraq, Germany, and various locations in the US including his assignment now at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.