Worksheet #7 — Childhood Stress Calibration Tool

  • Do you think you may have had a too stressful childhood? If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may have. (If you were not raised by your parents, simply use “parents” to mean “the people who raised me.”)

    For a formal review of the ACE study and questionnaire, on which I base this work sheet, see the ACE Study pages at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web sites ( and a condensed questionnaire and discussion at

  • The question may not be, “What’s wrong with you?” It may be: “What did you go through?”