In the following pages you’ll find the first trial version of my ACE survey.
I need to stress this is not a valid instrument and while an ACE score may be useful in many ways, please recognise that as a number it has no statistical significance except that the higher the score the more this indicates how much adverse childhood experiences might have had an effect on you and your life.
This is so clearly illustrated in the graphs at the end of the surveywhich show just how many different areas of our lives can each be affected by a high ACE score.
Doesn’t take long
It looks like a long survey but most of my clients say they completed the lot in under 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer calculating their final ACE score.
Many of my clients say that completing the survey has also helped them become more aware of the many different kinds of adverse events they experienced.
I’d be most interested in looking at your highest scoring pages out of the nine different kinds of adverse experiences.
I would specially appreciate your feedback on what you feel you have gained from completing the survey and any suggestions on ways it could be improved.
How long did it take you to complete the survey?
John Bligh Nutting
BA (Psych) University of Queensland; MQCA (Clinical); Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists - ARCAP; National Australian Register - Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation Australia (PACFA) 20969; State Register - Clinical Counsellor - Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA) 230-80156; Past Member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Professional Member, Adults Surviving Child abuse (ASCA) 32974