Do ACEs Exacerbate the Negative Psychological Impact of Childhood Maltreatment

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about short- and long-term effects of childhood maltreatment and ACEs.
  2. understand risks of revictimization for targets of childhood maltreatment.
  3. about clinical and policy implications related to the findings of the current study.


Revictimization theories suggest that being the victim of childhood maltreatment may make individuals more likely to experience victimization from other adverse childhood events (ACEs). Retrospective reports of maltreatment and ACEs and current psychological well-being reports were collected through self-report from 209 young adults. Results suggest that experiencing other ACEs exacerbates the long-term negative psychological effects associated with maltreatment and that there may be gender differences in this relation.



Lyndsay N. Jenkins, Florida State University
Suravi S. Changlani, Florida State University


Stone M. Bogart, Tara A. McNeal


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