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. 

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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

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