Definition: Estimated percentage of adults with caregiving responsibilities for children ages 0-17 who were and were not exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) before age 18, by number of ACEs and household income level (e.g., in Wave 4, 17.7% of California caregivers living in households with annual incomes below $30,000 had been exposed to four or more ACEs before age 18).
Data Source: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Jun. 2022). Questionnaire: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America & Tufts Medical Center; California oversample: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health & California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (California Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch & California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention).
Footnote: This indicator reports on ten adverse childhood experiences: (1) basic needs not met, (2) experienced physical abuse at home, (3) experienced verbal abuse at home, (4) experienced sexual abuse, (5) often felt unloved or unsupported, (6) parents or guardians were divorced or separated, (7) witnessed domestic violence, (8) household member served time in jail, (9) household member was mentally ill, (10) household member abused alcohol or drugs. The questionnaire was administered during the following periods: Nov. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020 (Wave 1); Mar. 22 – Apr. 12, 2021 (Wave 2); Jul. 8 – Jul. 27, 2021 (Wave 3); Jun. 3 – Jun. 29, 2022 (Wave 4). These data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The annotation [!] indicates that the estimate’s margin of error is at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 percentage points.