ACE Mobile App
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Ever wonder why you, or persons close to you, have addictions, smoke, can’t keep a relationship or job, or work or shop too much?
This free mobile app is designed to increase awareness of how traumatic and negative experiences in childhood form the person in adulthood. The ACE Quiz was developed in response to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, an ongoing collaboration between the CDC and Kaiser Permanente.
The ACE Study revealed staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma. Taking the ACE Quiz provides you with an ACE Score from 0 to 10: the higher the score, the higher the risk you might have for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease, as well as depression, violence, being a victim of violence, and suicide.
After taking the ACE Quiz, you can learn more about the ACE Study and its findings, and check out the additional resources on adverse childhood experiences and their impact, and on practices that nurture resilience and recovery. A link to the SAMHSA Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator can help you find a professional trained to address the effects of trauma.
An ACE score is not a diagnosis. Many people have been capable of changing the trajectory in their lives and therefore, each ACE score should be viewed as an awareness and education.
Amazon Customer Reviews:
This is a simple app for one purpose. It is not very entertaining, but it is not meant to be that way. Personally, when I took it, I found it to be accurate and insightful. This is not an app I would use on a daily basis, and might be a one time use which is why I docked a star from it. Otherwise, it does what it is intended to do and comes from a credible resource.