Here are answers to some of the most often-asked questions about The Study:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm a survivor and/or perpetrator of child abuse in search of help; what should I do?
A: Talk with your physician, and ask for a referral. No matter what your age, if you do not currently have healthcare coverage, contact the nearest children's hospital or children's advocacy center and ask for help.
Q: Can I join the study?
A: No new study participants are being added, but if you want to help us inform people about The Study, please make a donation.
Q: May I use the ACE Study questionnaires?
A: Yes, visit questionnaires and permissions.
Q: How can I subscribe to the ACE Reporter newsletter?
A: Go to the Contact page and send us a message. You will be sent an email when a new ACE Reporter is published.
Q: Where can I get ACE Study videos/DVDs?
Q: I am a researcher and want the data used in the ACE Study.
A: We cannot provide the data, but you can learn more about the ongoing research being done at the CDC.
Q: I want to know how The Study was designed, or why it was designed the way it was.
A: Read about the design of The ACE Study.
Q: I am a graduate student seeking help with my coursework.
A: Most libraries have research librarians who are eager to assist students in finding the research materials they need. If your school's library does not offer this service, go to your public library and ask for help.
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