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Character Strengths As Moderators of the Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Negative Health Outcomes

About the Course

This course examines the role of character strengths in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and negative physical and mental health outcomes. The research evaluates the relationship between participants’ ACEs and negative health outcomes, the relationship between character strengths and negative outcomes, and the moderating effect of character strengths. While the present study did not find evidence that character strengths mitigated effects of ACEs, results indicate these strengths do have an independent effect on physical and mental health.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Character Strengths As Moderators of the Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Negative Health Outcomes created by Norah Wallace, PhD. et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Mar 2023

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Norah Wallace

Norah Wallace, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and CBT provider with experience and training in treating individuals across the life span, with a particular focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Allison Parente

Allison Parente is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Student Supervisor for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Center for Psychological Services.

Course Creator

Jacquelyn Knight, MA, OCPSA, CDCA

Jacquelyn received a Master of Arts in General Psychology from Marietta College in Marietta, OH in 2015. She is licensed with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board as both a clinical and prevention professional and worked in the substance abuse treatment and prevention field in Ohio from 2015 to beginning her current role in April of 2020. Jacquelyn is currently the CEO of a behavioral health organization which operates both a youth residential treatment facility and an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. She enjoys volunteering with various community organizations as well and currently serves on her local Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, prevention specialists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Analyze the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences, negative health outcomes, and character strengths.
  2. Describe the effect of character strengths on physical and mental health outcomes.
  3. Recognize the limitations of existing literature and measurement tools for adverse childhood experiences.

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103459
1.5 CE credit hour
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