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Beyond the ACE Score: Perspectives from the NCTSN on Child Trauma and Adversity Screening and Impact

2021

Beyond the ACE Score: Perspectives from the NCTSN on Child Trauma and Adversity Screening and Impact

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This report was published by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

This document is a guide for providers, family advocates, and policymakers who are interested in understanding the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – including the use of ACE scores or checklists as an approach to screen for childhood trauma and adversity – and the limitations of an “ACEs only” approach. This guide highlights the gaps that remain in our understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and adversity on mental and physical health, how these terms (childhood trauma vs. adversity) differ, and recommendations for ways in which ACEs and other childhood trauma-related concepts and resources can be combined to advance care for children and families who have experienced trauma.

Amaya-Jackson, L., Absher, L. E., Gerrity, E. T., Layne, C. M., & Halladay Goldman, J. (2021). Beyond the ACE Score: Perspectives from the NCTSN on Child Trauma and Adversity Screening and Impact. National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. https://www.nctsn.org/resources/beyond-the-ace-score-perspectives-from-the-nctsn-on-child-trauma-and-adversity-screening-and-impact

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