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[TEST] ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACE)

When parents are absent, neglectful, abusive, or fail to provide a safe, stable, and loving environment, children grow up to be adults with problems.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control)-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. The study has demonstrated a direct association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and health and social problems as an adult. The data from the ACE Test is taken from tens of thousands of participants across the United States over a period of nearly two decades. 

Ready to take the test? Let's begin. 

19 comments

Janell 14 Apr 2020 Reply

There are no questions about death of a parent as a child.

Nancy 17 Apr 2020 Reply

No childhood issues

Ángela 21 Apr 2020 Reply

Some questions include things that in my opinion are from very very bad to bad but not so bad, so I don’t really know what to answer.

Jeremiah 22 Apr 2020 Reply

Questioned if dad abused mom, but no mention of the reverse. I find many of these hard to answer coming from a mainly mentally destructive childhood, not so much physical.

Sandrine Clement 27 Apr 2020 Reply

Too general questions and mainly based on physical behaviour. In the same questions I could answer yes part of it but no on other part

Mel 05 May 2020 Reply

Answer “get treatment”

jenny 06 May 2020 Reply

the "often or very often" throws me off. I did witness a lot but not "often or very often". I could probably answer yes to most of these if the question was "ever or often"

Mike McKnight 18 May 2020 Reply

I thought it was a good assessment test.

Dave S 09 Jun 2020 Reply

There wasn't a question about Parental arguing or placing too high expectations, lack of feeling that you were enough

Woodstock 21 Aug 2020 Reply

Why is 5 years between abuser and victim significant? My abuser was only 3 years older than me but the unwanted sexual experiences were still just that: unwanted and abusive.

Woodstock 21 Aug 2020 Reply

Why is 5 years between abuser and victim significant? My abuser was only 3 years older than me but the unwanted sexual experiences were still just that: unwanted and abusive.

Ray W. 24 Aug 2020 Reply

This isn't a very comprehensive test. I don't think it's very effective when assessing the impact of your childhood on your adult life.

Jennie 26 Aug 2020 Reply

Mine is very high and then I spent 24 adult years with an abuser. Total psychopath who tortured me.

Maria 03 Nov 2020 Reply

Doesn't take into account childhood bereavement or a narcissistic parent.

abdullah 17 Nov 2020 Reply

my results was severe ! thank you for an eye opening test

Yvonne 23 Nov 2020 Reply

Please I need help what treatment can be best for me

I'm leaving in fear because has been like an influx of adrenaline in my entire body,I'm never free. 23 Nov 2020 Reply

23 Nov 2020 Reply

My body is always in pain

I'm leaving in fear because has been like an influx of adrenaline in my entire body,I'm never free. 23 Nov 2020 Reply

My results are too severe

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