Definitions of trauma

**Trauma** A traumatic event is defined as “sudden and unexpected, and perceived as dangerous. It may involve a threat of physical harm or actual harm, leading to intense fear. It overwhelms our immediate ability to cope. Traumatic experiences have several key components: intense feelings of helplessness, terror and lack of ...

What's your ACE score?

*This is a much-shortened version of the ACE Study questionnaire that 17,337 adults filled out at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. The [original questionnaire][1], which is on the CDC ACE Study site, has more than 200 questions.* Tthe ACE Study shows a direct link between child trauma and diabetes, heart ...

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