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Credit Score vs. ACE score?

Credit Score:

Some are happy with their credit score while others are disappointed. Credit scores have a huge impact on what opportunities and ventures you can set out to achieve like buying a house or buying a car etc. It’s no wonder that many people frequently check their credit score to see where they are financially from Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, and Very Poor. No one wants a in the red zone score because it creates barriers for people trying to achieve greater things in life. My question then is why do people not place the same level of importance on their ACE Score? Maybe You are not informed or have never heard of an ACE Score before reading this. (READ ON).  ACEs are common, with nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults have at least one. https://acestoohigh.com/aces-101/

ACE Score:

An ACE Score stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences and can be calculated by going online and completing a short assessment. Here is a link to a site where you can take the assessment (among many other online websites) : https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

So why is it so important to know your ACE Score? An ACE Score serves as a guideline to inform you on what childhood traumas have existed in your life to better prepare you to be aware of what risk factors you may have that may influence your healthy and behavior throughout your lifespan. This may include affecting areas of your life such as having: relationship difficulties, physical illness, self-harm, violent behavior, substance misuse, early, mental illness, & early death.

Now, wouldn’t take be a great reason to want to know your ACE Score?

ACE Score Areas of Trauma:

Psychological Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Neglect, Physical Neglect, Loss of a Parent, Mother Treated Violently, Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, & Criminal Behavior in the Household.

What’s your Score & What are the Statistics: (http://www.carriedejong.com)

33% of people report no ACEs

51% of people report 1-3 ACEs

16% of people report 4-8 ACEs

For more information: Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American Journal of Preventative Medicine (1998).

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