Hi everyone! I live in Phoenix, AZ and have just joined this wonderful online community. I am passionate about addressing intergenerational trauma and racial harm in communities of color, esp. within the Black community. I am wondering if there is an ACES Questionnaire that includes racial harm and experiences of oppression in its questions as an adverse childhood experience? I use the ACES Questionnaire with the clients that I see (it's part of the intake and screening process) and I would like to use a questionnaire that evaluates that aspect of people's experience. 



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Hi Kelley. The ACEs quiz has more modest goals. To see the general level of the most common and universal Childhood Trauma. From this simple 10 question quiz, a clear scientific projection can be made on the health and quality of life. This is enough for making policy changes in schools and with doctors and with the court's system.  I have seen other more inclusive and deeper ACEs tests. But it is the original that the most science and political and public action has generated. But you said you use the ACEs quiz for the clients you see. I would suggest you add the events like drive-by shootings and gang activity or prostitution questions to your own survey. I am guessing you know more of the actual conditions on the streets in Phoenix than anybody. 



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Oh Hi again Kelley Holie 

This is what I teach. It has many advantages. It can be taught in a 4 hour workshop. It can be done in schools and at home by adults and children in an hour. It is not a psychological treatment nor therapy. ( so any good presenter can be effective ) It is about changing habits of acting and reacting.  Its best use would be with large groups once a week for an hour. It is suitable for a whole school to do the process and it is also good for kids sent to a safe room. It is very good for teachers who get second hand PTSD and gives then skills to see quickly what state and what process a child will need. The last advantage for large groups is it is free and effective.  If 66% of a school or community has high ACEs scores then that is an overwhelming amount of facetime and money for one on one or even group therapy. 



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