The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) is a research study conducted by the American health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants were recruited to the study between 1995 and 1997 and have been in long-term follow up for health outcomes. The study has demonstrated an association of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with health and social problems as an adult. The study is frequently cited as a notable landmark in epidemiological research, and has produced many scientific articles and conference and workshop presentations that examine ACEs.
Find your ACES score here.
Visit ACES Too High, a blog about the study, new research and efforts to integrate its insights.
See the trailer of the documentary, Resilience.
Watch the study’s founder talk about the research here.
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