ACE – ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

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ACE – ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

In the 1980’s Dr Vincent Felitti conducted a study of over 17,000 adult middle class Americans to find out how adverse childhood experiences prior to the age of 18 impacted their lives.  He discovered how abuse, neglect, humiliation as a child affected their habits and health 20 or 30 years later.  The higher the score  the more likely one is to develop a serious illness, addiction, promiscuity, self-neglect or a lower life expectancy.

Below is the ACE Survey

 

  1. Did a parent or another 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

 

  1. Did a parent or another 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

 

  1. 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 to touch you or touch you inappropriately or sexually abuse you?

Yes  No      If yes, enter 1

 

  1. Did you often or very often feel that, no one in your family loved you or thought you were important or special? Or feel that your family members didn’t look out for one another, feel close to one another, or support one another?

Yes   No    If yes, enter 1

 

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

 

  1. Was a biological parent ever lost to you through divorce, abandonment or another reason?

Yes  No    If yes, enter 1

 

  1. Was your mother or stepmother often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped or have something thrown at her? Or was she sometimes, often or very often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist or hit with something hard? Or ever repeatedly hit over the course of at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife?

Yes  No    If yes, enter 1

 

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

Yes  No   If yes, enter 1

 

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

Yes  No   If yes, enter 1

 

  1. Did a household member go to prison?

Yes  No   If yes, enter 1

Add up your Yes answers, this is your ACE score

 

Here is some more helpful information, including a film by Dr Vincent Felitti

https://anhinternational.org/2018/06/13/emotions-the-hidden-face-of-autoimmune-disease/

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