We’ll start to populate the new Resource Center next month. One of the sections lists ACE surveys that have additional questions.
The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study revealed that ACEs contribute to most of our major chronic health, mental health, economic health and social health issues.
It measured five types of abuse and neglect: physical, verbal and sexual abuse; physical and emotional neglect. And five types of family dysfunction: a family member with mental illness, or who has been incarcerated, or is abusing alcohol or other drugs; witnessing a mother being abused; losing a parent to divorce or separation.
Of course, there are other types of childhood trauma, and there are ACE surveys that include other types of trauma, based on the experiences of the population surveyed. These other types include racism, bullying, witnessing a sibling being abused, witnessing violence outside the home, living in an unsafe neighborhood, experiences unique to being an immigrant (such as losing a parent to deportation), and involvement with the foster care system.
So far, we know of seven ACE surveys that have additional questions. We're searching for more. If you know of others, please leave a comment so that we’ll have a list that's as complete as possible:
1. The Philadelphia Urban ACE Study added five other ACEs — witnessing violence other than a mother being abused, experiencing discrimination based on race or ethnicity, feeling unsafe in your neighborhood or not trusting your neighbors, bullying and ever in foster care;
2. Children's Clinic pediatrician The ACE survey used by the Children's Clinic in Portland, OR (but I just heard that Dr. RJ Gillespie, who's managing the project has changed the additional questions, so I'll look into that);
4. The Roseland Clinic in Santa Rosa (I don’t have a link to their survey yet);
6. The Family Center's ACE survey, which asks the 10 questions in different ways, to accommodate to the language used by the people who take its survey to describe particular types of trauma;
7. Elsie Allen Health Center's survey, which asks six additional questions.