Take
the ACE
Quiz.

QUESTION 1 of 10

Before your 18th birthday, 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?

Before your 18th birthday, 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?

Before your 18th birthday, did an adult or person at least five 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?

Before your eighteenth birthday, 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?

Before your 18th birthday, 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?

Before your 18th birthday, was a biological parent ever lost to you through divorce, abandonment, or other reason?

Before your 18th birthday, was your mother or stepmother:

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

or

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

or

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

Before your 18th birthday, did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic, or who used street drugs?

Before your 18th birthday, was a household member depressed or mentally ill, or did a household member attempt suicide?

Before your 18th birthday, did a household member go to prison?

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Your ACE score is .

As you review yours or your child’s ACE score, please keep the following in mind:

  • The ACE Quiz is based on the original ACE study. The 1998 landmark CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study was one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being.
  • An ACE score is NOT an actual medical diagnosis. It is meant to help medical providers better understand a patient’s risk for the effect of a toxic stress response
  • Medical providers can use ACEs screening tools to identify children at risk for a toxic stress response.

For those requiring urgent care:

We recommend that individuals speak to their physician/primary care provider about ACEs-related concerns and discuss how to integrate most promising healing practices for toxic stress into their self and family care. Your medical provider may have referral recommendations and/or treatment options available. Individuals experiencing urgent medical or psychiatric concerns should call 911 or their local emergency service agency for immediate assistance.

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Your ACE score is completely ANONYMOUS.

Do you want to add your ACE score anonymously to help the Stress Health movement better understand and treat toxic stress?

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