Assessing Your Exposure to Childhood Trauma

The ACE Questionnaire

This example of the ACE questionnaire attributes one point for each category of exposure to child abuse and/or neglect. A 'yes' response is scored 1 and a 'no', 0. The higher the score the greater the exposure and the greater the risk of negative consequences.

Warning - This Questionnaire may Trigger you

If you find answering these questions distressing, or if you have experienced any form of traumatic response, and you want help, please contact your family Doctor immediately or your local emergency mental health care facility. You may also find our Personal Care section helpful our personal care section.


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