2019-2020 National Online Training Series: Long Term Physical and Psychological Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Presentation Title: Long-term physical and psychological impact of adverse childhood experiences


Drs Griffin and Fox will discuss the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on later psychological and physical health. Mechanisms by which ACEs may cause varied physical illnesses will be explored. Why some people are more resilient to ACEs will be considered. This training will also review the literature on the neurobiological impact of ACEs and the associated emotional, cognitive,and behavioral consequences. The wide-ranging and long-term impact of ACEs will be highlighted through a case example.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to the risk of subsequent medical problems

  • List several mechanisms by which ACEs may be linked to medical problems

  • List several factors that mayaffect resilience

  • Describe how ACEs impact the stress response system

  • Identify several ways in which ACEs impact emotional/behavioral outcomes


  • Sherm Fox, MD, START National Team

  • Stefanie Griffin, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, NH START Consultant