Examining the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study with an Anti-Oppressive Lens



Date of Publication
June, 2019

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs) is a longitudinal study; a research method in which the data was gathered about ACEs over a long period of time. This study also serves as an ongoing tool for measuring the relationship between early life trauma and later life health and wellbeing. This Advocacy Station explores the survey and research findings of the original Kaiser-CDC study.

We will also examine the ways in which the study has been useful to our understanding of early childhood trauma, the ways in which anti-oppression must be considered in this analysis, and how these concepts of trauma translate to our advocacy with survivors of sexual violence.