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What does ACE stand for?

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experience


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This newly revised edition features an Adverse Childhood Experiences Study presented in 1998; new information about Epigenetics (the study of changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype, caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence - some of which have been shown to be heritable genetics); and new material about what recent research has revealed about the brain and violence.
These factors-referred to as adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs for short- included physical, sexual, or emotional abuse; living with a chronically depressed, suicidal, mentally or physically ill person; living with a substance abuser; having a close relative in prison; and coming from a broken home or one in which domestic violence featured.
INthe 1990s, Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda conducted a study on adverse childhood experiences.