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ACE Score

  Finding Your ACE Score: The Mini-ACE Survey*

  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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


 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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


 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?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


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

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


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

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.


 10. Did a household member go to prison?

If yes, check a box at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How many boxes did you check? _______ This is your ACE Score.

  *Adapted from http://www.acestudy.org/files/ACE_Score_Calculator.pdf                                       

©ACE Overcomers 2011

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

- John 16:33

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