Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interactive Data: Specific ACE and Experiences
Why divide ACEs into race and ethnic groups?
We understand that familial and community resiliency reduces a child's chances of experiencing an adverse event and can reduce negative impacts if they do experience trauma. We also understand that different racial and ethnic communities in Minnesota find connection and resiliency in unique ways.
We present ACE data divided into race and ethnic groups to give clarity to communities' unique needs and to respect their right to representation as cultural groups.
How to understand these graphs
Below we show two (2) percentages for each race/ethnic group who has reported experiencing a given ACE.
The first percentage, in black, shows the proportion of students with this ACE in the selected school district who identify as that race or ethnicity.
The second percentage, in blue with a dashed line, shows the overall proportion of students in the selected school district who identify as that race or ethnicity.
We provide the second percentage to help users understand how students of different backgrounds are experiencing ACEs differently in the same school district. In public health we often ask two questions when trying to understand how race might impact an outcome.
- Of all the people in our population, what proportion of them identify as each race?
- Of all the people who have this outcome, what proportion of them identify as each race?
A difference in proportion for a specific race can suggest that race might affect the likelihood of that outcome. Studying these differences is often done in research about social determinants of health (SDOH). To learn more about those, you can check out our page about Social Determinants of Health and how they relate to ACEs.
Note: All data from the Minnesota Student Survey are voluntarily reported by participants. For many reasons including stigma, cultural norms, and how students perceive their own experiences, students may not disclose adverse events in their lives such as these shown above.
Data are hidden for groups of less than 20 students. If you select a district and can no longer see some or all graphs, it is because there are too few students to anonymously provide their data.
Download the spreadsheet of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota Districts (Excel).
To request this data in another format or to ask questions about the data you see, please email the ACEs prevention team at firstname.lastname@example.org.