Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Take this Private and Confidential Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Self-Assessment test to find out your ACE Score
Privately take this assessment to discover your ACE Score
ACE Score Self-Assessment
Answer Yes or No to the Following Questions:
Before 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?
____ 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?
____ 3. Did an adult or person at least 5 years older than you ever… Sexually harass or sexually assault you?
____ 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?
____ 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 under the influence to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it?
____ 6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced?
____ 7. Was your mother or stepmother: Often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her? or Sometimes, often, or very often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard? or Ever repeatedly hit over at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife?
_____ 8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic, or who used street drugs?
____ 9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill, or did a household member attempt suicide?
____ 10. Did a household member go to prison?
For each “yes” answer, add 1. The total number at the end is your cumulative number of ACEs.
Knowing Your ACE Score is a helpful tool when navigating through your healing process and starting to understand yourself better. This is however, a Guideline and those with High ACE Score can still live healthy and active lifestyles when healing and supports are available