ACEs

Assessments to determine your number of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

What are ACEs?

Do you know how experiences from your childhood are still impacting you today? The truth is, adverse childhood experiences between birth and the age of eighteen really influence us for the rest of our lives, impacting the way we handle stress, communicate, and manage relationships. If you aren’t aware of this impact, life can be frustrating and confusing. You may struggle to keep strong and supportive relationships, lack the ability to communicate effectively, and find that your ways of coping with stress, uncertainty, or fear are unhealthy, unsustainable, and damaging to yourself and others.

So, what’s the next step?

First, you must take the ACE Test (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and discover your results. Get your FREE copy of the ACE Test below!

ACE for Teens and Pre-Teens

ACEs for PARENTS

ACEs for ADULTS

Get Your ACE Score

Your ACE Score is a total count of the number of adverse childhood experiences you report. The ACE Score assesses the amount of stress during childhood (to the age of 18 years) and demonstrates that as the number of ACEs increases, the risk for the following health problems increases in a strong and graded trajectory:
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Depression
Fetal death
Health-related quality of life
Illicit drug use
Ischemic heart disease (IHD)
Liver disease
Risk for intimate partner violence
Multiple sexual partners
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Smoking
Suicide attempts
Unintended pregnancies
Early initiation of smoking
Early initiation of sexual activity
Adolescent pregnancy

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress

Toxic stress is a result of ACEs, and it is defined as “the body’s response to lasting and serious stress without enough support from a caregiver.” This lasting stress can damage a child’s body and negatively impact brain development, thus causing lifelong health problems into adulthood.

Toxic stress doesn’t just go away on its own, and it makes stress-free living in adulthood impossible because your stress response is still working overtime – whether you recognize it or not.

Once you’ve gotten your ACE Score, you will have a better understanding of where your stress comes from and how toxic stress may be impacting your life.

The journey to healing from ACEs is a rewarding and worthwhile one. And the path you take is as unique as you are. No matter your ACE Score, a great way to start is by learning healthy ways to heal from stress experienced in the past and present, so it no longer blocks you from the life you deserve.

When you take steps to turn off your body’s stress response, a calm, deep, inner power will emerge. This relaxed and empowered state will enable you to be more resilient, think more clearly, and show up as your best self in all areas of life.

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