ACE Study (Center for Disease Control & Preventions (Data collection…
Center for Disease Control & Preventions
Data collection took place from 1995-1997
Study led by Dr. Vincent Felitti: Cheif Dr. of Kaiser Permanente's Deprt. of Preventative Medicine
Felitti partnered with Kaiser Permanente to complete this study
What is ACE?
ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experience
ACE are "potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being" (Sacks, 2014)
What are some of the ACE influencers?
Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse
Incarceration of guardian/parent
Parental Substance Abuse
Parental Mental Illness
The ACE Study Questionnaire
The ACE Study Questionnaire focused on questions in areas related to emotional, physical, sexual abuse.
Comprised of 10 questions
Focused on events experienced from infancy to the age of 18.
The higher the ACE Score, the higher the probability of developing dangers behaviors and/or serious health problems
Can we fight the harmful impacts of ACE's?
Developing healthy secure attachments
Fostering resiliency in children/adults
ACE's negatively impact the development of the Frontal Cortex
ACE's the brain's ability to learn, concentrate, focus, etc.