What is the ACE Score?
It’s a quiz that gives you hallmarks of a rough childhood and helps you understand your risk factor for later health problems. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems.
There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE Study. Five are personal and five are related to other family members. There are, of course, many other types of childhood trauma — watching a sibling being abused, losing a caregiver (grandmother, mother, grandfather, etc.), homelessness or surviving and recovering from a severe accident, etc. The ACE Study included only those 10 childhood traumas because those were mentioned as most common and also well studied individually in the research literature.
Take the ACES Quiz, get your score and learn more below.