According to the Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) study, the more trauma experienced in childhood, the more likely serious health problems arise later in life.
This study is the very premise of Trauma Informed Care. Take the quiz below, so that you can understand more about what your clients may be experiencing, whether they are children or adults.
Keep in mind that the ACE quiz is not comprehensive and very imperfect. It does not take into account many additional traumas that children may experience including, Racial discrimination, Systemic oppression, National disasters or terrorism, Commercial sexual exploitationm Sudden or violent loss of a loved one, Refugee or war experiences, Military family-related stressors (e.g., deployment, parental loss or injury), Physical or sexual assault, Neglect, Serious accidents or life-threatening illness.
Given the noncomprehensive nature of the quiz, we still believe it’s important to be aware of how trauma Informed care came into existence.
Please be aware of the TRIGGER WARNING for the ACE Quiz: This content maybe include graphic examples to topics that you may find offensive, or traumatizing. There are references to child abuse, physical violence, sexual abuse, physical and sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide, and more.
Note: We do NOT collect any personal or private data from this form.
Fill Out The Form Below To Take The ACE Quiz
The highest score is a 10, the lowest score is a 0. Take note of your score, and be aware of the question as they may or may not apply to your clients’ life experiences.
As always, take formal training and education prior to implementing trauma-informed treatment in your clinical setting.
Take Our Trauma Informed Care Class with Tania Cordobés, MMT, MT-BC!
By taking this class, you’ll walk away with…
🤝 12 written application session ideas so you can put theory into practice right away
📝 TIC checklist to ensure you’re providing the best care for your client
⌛ A specific tool & worksheet that will help you conceptualize and plan music therapy treatment for your clients who have suffered trauma or abuse
💭 List of Trauma Informed Care resources
📚 Treatment Assessment Model worksheet
💪 Confidence that you can work in your scope of practice when someone presents in your case load with a traumatic experience or memory
Here’s the link to take the class: MusicTherapyEd.com/TIC