Voices Set Free

Freeing The Voices Of Those Living With Domestic Violence

Since 2009, a total 32 states plus the District of Columbia have included ACE questions for at least one year on their survey.

See the CDC study results infographic.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are categorized into 3 groups: abuse, neglect, and family/household challenges. ACEs can lead to profound, lifelong negative outcomes. The lasting effects can impact a person’s health, behaviors, and/or life potentials.


More than 50% of those who experience CDV experience 5 or more other adversities as well,
according to researcher Jeff Edleson.