The social service use variable was computed incorrectly, and this error affected the “Any Service” use results. Although the interaction of PTSD and maltreatment in predicting the use of social services was not significant in the original analyses, the interaction was significant with the corrected data. In the revised analyses, physical, sexual, and multiple types of abuse continued to be related to mental health service use, but only neglect and sexual abuse were related to social service use.
In the description of Table 1, instead of stating that individuals with physical and multiple abuse were more likely than those in the control group to use social services, the correct statement is: “Individuals with documented histories of childhood physical and sexual abuse and those who had experienced more than one type of childhood abuse or neglect (multiple types) were more likely than their counterparts in the control group to report using mental health services as adults. Individuals with a history of sexual abuse or neglect were significantly more likely than controls to use social services (see corrected Table 1).
The first paragraph of the Discussion should state that neglect and sexual abuse, rather than all types of abuse, predicted social service use. Although several values in Table 2 have changed (see corrected Table 2), the substance of these results does not differ.
In the description of the results presented in Table 3, the text should indicate that “PTSD moderates the relationship between maltreatment and use of social services.” In addition, “These results indicate that controls with a diagnosis of PTSD in young adulthood were more likely than those without such a diagnosis to report using social services in middle adulthood, whereas this was not the case for their counterparts in the abused and neglected group.
The posted file contains the amended abstract and the three corrected tables.