Adverse Childhood Score (ACE) and Resilience Score
A high ACE score may indeed point to the troubled adulthood of a child. Nonetheless, it is important to note that the ACE score does not consider other factors like genes and diet which may still affect the health of a child in his or her adulthood.
Accordingly, when a child is mentally or physically abused, his or her hormonal functioning is affected, and this may later cause depression. Drug abuse or alcoholism may be copied from the parents, or it may be seen as a means to ease depression.
It should be acknowledged that even after seeking help, developing positive attitudes, and nurturing trusted relationships, children with an ACE score of 4 or greater may still be faced with negative outcomes in their adulthood.