ACEs are adverse childhood experiences, or traumatic events, such as abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction. This tool helps us understand how things that happen to people in childhood have an impact on health and social problems in our community. The study’s researchers came up with an ACE score to explain a person’s risk for chronic health issues. Think of it as a cholesterol check for childhood toxic stress. You get one point for each stressor you were exposed to under the age of 18. The higher your ACE score, the higher your risk for health and social challenges.  Addressing underlying causes of health problems in our community and working to prevent ACEs and mitigate their effects also have a positive impact on health outcomes. Please answer the following questions to determine your ACE score. At the end of the survey, you will learn your ACE score as well as have the opportunity to view summary results (to date) of this survey.

ACEs do not define you. You can build resilience and live a happy, healthy life. It's important that you reach out for help in this process. Talk to your provider. Ask your provider for a referral. Talk to your family. Join a support group focused on ACEs. More information can be found at or by calling 211. For more information you can also visit:

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