What other adversities did you face?
Childhood Domestic Violence doesn’t typically happen in isolation. If you grew up with CDV, there is a good chance that you also experienced one or more of the other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
The leading study in the field to document these adversities and their impact, the ACE Study identifies and explains the 10 primary ACE’s that can have a profound and lasting impact on a life.
The Number of ACE’s Foretells the Future
The ACE Study discovered that not only do these ACE’s impact a life, but they often co-occur – where there’s one adversity, there’s often more. It found that the more ACEs one experiences, the more they were likely to struggle later in life. According to researcher Jeff Edleson, more than 50% of those who experience CDV experience 5 or more other adversities as well.