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What's your Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score? Research measures childhood trauma and resilience level

February 04, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Thanks to People First New Zealand for sharing this online surveys which you can download here and have a go.

This ACES survery was used in a research to measure 10 types of childhood trauma. 5 personal types are personal relating to sexual, physical and verbal abuse. The remaing 5 relate to other family members.Its results are considered too high as you can read in this link

Questions include

Prior to your 18th birthday:

  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?
    No___If Yes, enter 1 __
  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?
    No___If Yes, enter 1 __
  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?
    No___If Yes, enter 1 __
  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?
    No___If Yes, enter 1 __
  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?
    No___If Yes, enter 1 __

At the end of the survey you get to rate resilience level.

Aces too high Website

Category: Research