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What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) And How To Determine Your ACE Score


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are defined as potentially traumatic events that occur before a child reaches the age of 18. Policymakers at the National Conference of Sate Legislatures (NCSL) recently explored the impact of adverse childhood experiences and discovered that such experiences can "interfere with a person’s health, opportunities and stability throughout his or her lifetime—and can even affect future generations."


In early February 2021 the NCSL launched the following website to present research, resources, and state strategies aimed at preventing and reducing the occurrence and negative consequences of ACEs. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from adverse childhood experiences, dive into the site to learn more.

https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces.aspx


To determine your ACE score, follow the link below to take an ACE Quiz:

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/media-coverage/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean/

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