ACE: Adverse Childhood Experience Quiz

Finding Your ACE Score

Try to answer these questions honestly.

While you were growing up, during your first 18 years of life: 

1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often … Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you? or Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt?  

2. Did a parent or other adult in the household often … Push, grab, slap, or throw something at you? or Ever hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured?  

3. Did an adult or person at least 5 years older than you ever… Touch or fondle you or have you touch their body in a sexual way? or Try to or actually have oral, anal, or vaginal sex with you?  

4. Did you often feel that … No one in your family loved you or thought you were important or special? or Your family didn’t look out for each other, feel close to each other, or support each other?  

5. Did you often feel that … You didn’t have enough to eat, had to wear dirty clothes, and had no one to protect you? or Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it?  

6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced?  

7. Was your mother or stepmother: Often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her? or Sometimes or often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard? or Ever repeatedly hit over at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife?  

8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic or who used street drugs?  

9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill or did a household member attempt suicide?  

10. Did a household member go to prison?  

When you add up the amount of 'yes's you answered, this is your ACE Score. 

Now, if you answered 'yes' to any of the questions, your experiences might be affecting your health and life today - in a variety of ways.

So what do I do now?

Having this information about yourself and actually doing something with it are two different things! I want to help you make sure that you recover fully from these childhood events - which can be a very difficult process. I've created a special and specific program just for YOU to heal. It's called the Emotional First-Aid Kit and it's designed to help you take CONTROL of your life and your experiences.

Dr. Keesha Ewers

Dr. Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Psychotherapist and the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program. Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis—an incurable disease according to Western medicine—she discovered how to reverse autoimmunity using her Freedom Framework® Method, which she has now used with thousands of her own patients and teaches to her health coach students in her online certification program. 

Dr. Keesha is a popular speaker, including from the TEDx stage, and the best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health and Your Libido Story: A workbook for women who want to find, fix, and free their sexual desire. You can listen to her Healthy YOU! Radio Show and find her programs at .

Why the ACE Quiz?

  • Do you ever wonder the ways in which your childhood may be impacting your life today? The Adverse Childhood Experience Quiz is a way to quantify some of your traumas from early life.
  • According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems.
  • These experiences range from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent or guardian. Toxic stress response can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, exposure to violence, and/or the accumulated burdens of family economic hardship—without adequate adult support.
  • When we want to start healing our bodies, minds and souls, we need to not just look at diet and exercise, we also need to think about the ways trauma. Take the ACE Quiz today to figure out the ways in which your childhood experiences are impacting your health today!