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The test you do not want to ACE

Gabrielle Lis

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common, and can wreak havoc on physical and psychological health in adulthood. What is the impact at work?

Here’s a prediction, made by a primary care physician Jeffrey Brenner in 2015: “I can’t imagine, 10 or 15 years from now, a healthcare system that doesn’t routinely use the ACE scores.” This article explains ACE scores and explains how they impact not only health, but work performance too. ACE scores measure adverse childhood experiences (hence the acronym, ACE). Ten types of childhood trauma are included in t...

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