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Beyond ACE: Summary Findings from the Crittenton Family of Agencies 2014-2015 Administration of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Survey

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The National Crittenton Foundation


This policy brief from The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF) summarizes findings from an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) survey of 1,015 individuals, including 745 females and 270 males. TNCF conducted the survey across 18 agencies in 16 states. The study found that girls and young women who receive support from TNCF agencies have significantly higher ACE scores than respondents from other ACE studies indicating a higher prevalence of adverse childhood experiences. This brief suggests future research on ACEs and well-being for girls in TNCF programs and their families to break the cycle of exposure to childhood adversity and the resulting trauma.


Available free of charge on the TNCF website at:…

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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue