April 17, 2015-Dr. Barbara Boat Event

The Mental Health and Recovery Board
of Ashland County…
hosted a Professional Development Seminar featuring nationally recognized child abuse expert,
Dr. Barbara Boat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Director, The Childhood Trust
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


NEWPowerPoint Slides from the training

Handouts from the training below:

Using the CTSARE to ASSESS for Animal-Related Experiences

CTSARE The Childhood Trust Survey on Animal-Related Experiences

Description of Childhood Trust Events Survey (CTES)

The Childhood Trust Events Survey

A Caregiver's Guide to Child Trauma

Update: Connections Among Adverse Childhood Experiences, Exposure to Animal Cruelty and Toxic Stress: What Do  Professionals Need to Consider?      

The new buzzwords in childhood trauma and maltreatment are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Toxic Stress. This workshop connects these concepts to the links among Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence (The Toxic Triad) by proposing that exposure to animal cruelty intensifies the impact of adverse experiences on the developing child’s brain. More than 70 % of children live in homes with pets. Adults of all ages also suffer stress when their animals are the targets of cruelty.

We know that the behavior that harms the animal is the same behavior that harms the human. Bottom line: we must begin by screening for animal-related experiences to inform the scope and effectiveness of our interventions. This workshop offers a screening tool and provides information on interventions and resources.


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