Adverse Childhood Experiences — ACEs — are linked to a wide range of physical and psychological problems, from obesity and drug addiction to cancer rates and domestic violence.
Your ACE score starts with a simple test listing 10 of the most common adverse childhood experiences. A single point is scored for each one a person has suffered. Even a score of 2 or 3 can increase a person's risk of facing a lifetime of issues.
Oklahoma's children have the highest ACE scores in the country. Not coincidentally, the state tops the country in many of those physical and psychological problems too.
Follow the graphics below to find out your ACE score, the consequences, the risks and the mitigating factors that can reverse some of the damage.
Oklahoma and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Take the test to determine your ACE score. On the following slides, you'll find a series of 10 questions. For each "yes" answer, score one point. As your ACE score increases, so does the risk of disease and social problems. An ACE score of 3 or more is considered high. Question 1