The Institute for Safe Families is pursuing the advancement of an Urban ACEs questionnaire or group of questions to add to a household health survey that will be implemented by a local research organization in Philadelphia. We are wondering if any of you have experience in this area, including formulating questions or creating ACE-informed tools that target adults living within urban settings. A good example of a variation we have found is the World Health Organization’s International ACE Questionnaire (ACE-IQ):
Within this tool, the WHO added some questions that address other adverse or traumatic experiences that may occur globally. We are currently in the process of thinking through what our questions might be and we are considering issues of poverty, community violence, etc. Any examples, feedback, recommendations, resources, or discussions around this that you are willing to share would be most helpful to us in our process. Please feel free to engage with us here or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.