There are many kinds of childhood trauma. This test asks specific questions about the most common types of traumatic stress a child may experience growing up. Answer all 10 questions to reveal your ACE score.
You may have noticed that each yes counts as one point toward your ACE score. As your total points increase, so does your risk for developing chronic disease, as well as social and emotional problems in adulthood. Once an ACE score reaches four or more, the chance of developing those health issues is substantially greater.
The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) discovered those people who had higher ACE scores were more likely to suffer from a variety of conditions, including physical and mental health illness like obesity and depression, and behavioral illness like drug use and sedentary lifestyle.