March 2, 2015
Featured Expert: Jack P. Shonkoff
An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences. A higher score indicates a higher risk for health problems later in life. This NPR story helps people evaluate their ACE score, and quotes Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, who notes that building resilience can help people do well despite high ACE scores. Learn more about what ACEs are and how they relate to toxic stress.