Adverse Childhood Experiences Related to Core Social Support Competencies

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the relationships between ACEs and core social competency domains.
  2. describe a dose-response effect between ACEs and social competencies.
  3. understand the importance of trauma-informed practices.


To what degree are adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) related to difficulty with core social competency domains such as attachment, social integration, opportunity for nurturance, and others domains? This poster presentation will clarify how ACEs relates to six individual domains and overall social support competencies based on young adult self-report (N = 338). More broadly, practitioners will better understand the importance of trauma-informed practices related to social competencies.



Evelyn G. Abbott, Murfreesboro City Schools
Seth Marshall, Middle Tennessee State University


James O. Rust

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