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The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire is a 10-item self-report measure developed for the ACE study to identify childhood experiences of abuse and neglect. The study posits that childhood trauma and stress early in life, apart from potentially impairing social, emotional, and cognitive development, indicates a higher risk of developing health problems in adulthood.

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What’s My ACE Score?
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?
    Yes 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?
    Yes 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?
    Yes 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?
    Yes 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?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 __
  6. Was a biological parent ever lost to you through divorce, abandonment, or other reason ?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 __
  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?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 __
  8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic or who used street drugs?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 __
  9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill or did a household member attempt suicide?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 __
  10. Did a household member go to prison?
    Yes No If yes enter 1 _
    Now add up your “Yes” answers:
    This is your ACE Score

Resilience Questionnaire

Please circle the most accurate answer under each statement:

  1. I believe that my mother loved me when I was little.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • I believe that my father loved me when I was little.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • When I was little, other people helped my mother and father take care of me and they seemed to love me.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • I’ve heard that when I was an infant someone in my family enjoyed playing with me, and I enjoyed it, too.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • When I was a child, there were relatives in my family who made me feel better if I was sad or worried.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • When I was a child, neighbors or my friends’ parents seemed to like me.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • When I was a child, teachers, coaches, youth leaders or ministers were there to help me.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • Someone in my family cared about how I was doing in school.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  • My family, neighbors and friends talked often about making our lives better.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  1. We had rules in our house and were expected to keep them.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  1. When I felt really bad, I could almost always find someone I trusted to talk to.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  1. As a youth, people noticed that I was capable and could get things done.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  1. I was independent and a go-getter.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

  1. I believed that life is what you make it.

Definitely true           Probably true           Not sure           Probably Not True           Definitely Not True

How many of these 14 protective factors did I have as a child and youth? (How many of the 14 were circled “Definitely True” or “Probably True”?) _______

Of these circled, how many are still true for me? _____

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They might surprise you.

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