Racial disparities in Minnesota create imbalances in the distribution of economic resources, opportunities, and access to services that are among the worst in the nation. These imbalances extend to the intersections that exist between racism, sexual violence, and incarceration. Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) are disproportionally subjected to sexual violence and are incarcerated at disproportionate rates. Protests occurring in the Twin Cities and throughout the world are indications of the severe impact systemic racism has on so many individuals.
The services MnATSA members provide (treatment, supervision, legal representation, etc.) link us to this system and create a responsibility to address the racial oppression that impacts so many of our clients. We must better understand the intersections between racism, sexual violence, and incarceration if we are to effectively work with the people we serve. We as an organization are committed to addressing sexual abuse issues, and we must recognize that we cannot combat sexual violence unless we also actively combat racism.
Our efforts to stop the perpetration of unhealthy, harmful, dangerous, and illegal sexually oriented behaviors and actions that victimize others.
MnATSA is constantly striving to help lawmakers and professionals have access to up to date research in the field, fact sheets, MnATSA Statement, & Informational Papers.
MnATSA is constantly striving to help its member continue their education. Be sure to check often to see what events are coming soon.
The Annual MnATSA conference will address treatment, assessment, and supervision issues that arise in working with adolescents and adults who have sexually abused. This conference is for psychologists, social workers, corrections agents, mental health providers, judges, attorneys, sex crimes investigators, polygraph examiners, dispositional advisors, victim advocates, correctional staff, and others who work in these or related fields.
The Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MnATSA) is the state chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). MnATSA is a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual offenses. MnATSA promotes sound research, effective evidence-based practice, informed public policy and collaborative community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse. MnATSA is dedicated to the advancement of education, research and professional intervention regarding sexual offense issues and prevention in the state of Minnesota.