The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. linking childhood trauma to long-term health and social consequences.
What is an ACES Score?
The ACES Score attributes one point for each category of exposure to child abuse and/or neglect included in the Study. Add up the points for a Score of 0 to 10. The higher the score, the greater the exposure, and therefore the greater the risk of negative consequences. To learn what your ACES score is, use the Adverse Childhood Experience calculator HERE.