Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Linking childhood trauma to long-​term health and social consequences.

 

What is The ACE Study?

 

The ACE Study is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA.

The Co-principal Investigators of The Study are Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, with the CDC; and Vincent J. Felitti, MD, with Kaiser Permanente.

Over 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study.  Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides access to the peer-reviewed publications resulting from The ACE Study.

 

For more information on this study visit acestudy.org/home

 

FINDING YOUR ACE SCORE: 

 

While you were growing up, during your first 18 years of life:

1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often... Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you?

or

Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt?
Yes                        No                                                If yes enter 1 ______

2. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often... Push, grab, slap, or throw something at you?

or
Ever
hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured?

Yes                        No                                 If yes enter 1_______

3. Did an adult or person at least 5 years older than you ever...
Touch or fondle you or have you touch their body in a sexual way?

or

Attempt or actually have oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse with you?
Yes                     No                       If yes enter 1__________

4. Did you often or very often feel that ...
No one in your family loved you or thought you were important or special?

or

Your family didn’t look out for each other, feel close to each other, or support each other? Yes                           No                           If yes enter 1 ________

5. Did you often or very often feel that ...
You didn’t have enough to eat, had to wear dirty clothes, and had no one to protect you?

or

Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it?

Yes                              No                            If yes enter 1 ________

6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced?
Yes                           No                               If yes enter 1 ________

7. Was your mother or stepmother:
Often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her?

or
Sometimes, often, or very often
kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard?

or
Ever
repeatedly hit at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife?

Yes                        No                           If yes enter 1 ________

8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic or who used street drugs?

Yes                           No                          If yes enter 1 ________

9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill, or did a household member attempt suicide?

Yes                      No                     If yes enter 1__________

10. Did a household member go to prison?

Yes                          No                       If yes enter 1________

Now add up your “Yes” answers:

 

_______

This is your ACE Score. 

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Located at:
352 State Route 37
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