2017 MnATSA conference
The 21st annual MnATSA conference will be held April 19-21, 2017 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. We’re excited to have keynotes with Robin Wilson on conveying all our knowledge and expertise to others (media, courts, etc); Antonia Lassar presenting Post Traumatic Super Delightful; and David Hingsburger on sex and cognitively challenged offenders.
Full day pre-con presenters on April 19 will be Robin Wilson on court testifying and writing assessments for courts; David Hingsburger on intellectually disabled offenders; Phil Rich on juveniles; and Elizabeth Griffin and David Delmonico on digital deviance. Half-day presentations on Wednesday include Michael Miner on treating pedophilia; Frances Williams on trauma informed care; Tom Edwards and Mike Cheney on working with challenging clients; Mary Kenning, Pamela Freske and others with a panel on ethics code and situations; Leslie Barfknecht and Ernest Marshall on Advanced Motivational Interviewing; the MN Autism Society with a basic primer plus a more advanced session teaching techniques for working with adults and juveniles with ASD; Katie Wheeler and others on cultural diversity; and Diane Neal, Katie Holmgren, and Eric Janus showing “Untouchable” and moderating a discussion on it.
Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Form can be found HERE.
Distinguished Service Award
The MnATSA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2017 MnATSA Distinguished Service Award.
The MnATSA Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has made significant contributions, commitment and dedication within our field in the areas of research, supervision, public policy, prevention promotion, advocacy, treatment or evaluation. The award is open to all disciplines and areas in the field of sexual abuse and is intended to honor a person whose dedicated effort and professionalism has notably made contributions to the work of eliminating sexual violence in Minnesota in one or more of the following ways:
Enhanced the knowledge base in the field of sexual abuse; the reduction or prevention of sexual abuse; or the development of initiatives or programs in the field of sexual abuse —OR—
Exerted influence through leadership including as an innovator, teacher/mentor, theorist, spokesperson, or as a developer of public policy regarding sexual abuse ––OR—
Demonstrated excellent and innovative clinical skills that have engaged clients in the process of change and advanced the state of sex offender treatment —OR—
Served the community and contributed significantly through dedicating their time, energy, knowledge and skills to support/facilitate community safety and sexual abuse prevention —OR—
Advanced the public understanding of relevant issues regarding sexual abuse and offending, as well as the role of effective treatment in risk management through the press, television or film —OR—
Impacted the growth and development of professionals in the field through mentoring and clinical guidance to others —OR—
Promoted advances in the effective management of sex offenders through other avenues, disciplines, etc.
Members and non-members of MNATSA/ATSA are eligible for this award. Non-members must be Minnesota residents. MNATSA Board of Directors are ineligible for nomination.
To nominate a candidate for the MnATSA Distinguished Service Award please:
- Submit a cover letter describing or outlining the nominee’s achievements or contributions that support his/her nomination for the award.
- Submit a second signature on the letter supporting the nomination.
- Submit a resume, vita or biographic sketch of the nominee.
- Please send nominations, along with a description of the nominee’s significant contributions to our field, to MnATSA at email@example.com
- Nominations are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 28, 2017.
The MnATSA Board of Directors will review all nominations and make a determination. Any award winner(s) chosen will be informed prior to the conference. The formal announcement and presentation of the award will be part of the 2017 MNATSA Conference program.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or questions regarding the Distinguished Service Award.
MnATSA is pleased to announce that there are funds available for small grants in 2016. There is approximately $6,000.00 available for innovative programming.
Please have the application back to us by February 28, 2107. Complete the form, linked below, and email to MnATSA at email@example.com. The grants will be awarded at the annual MnATSA conference in April.
News & Reminders
January 18, 2017 – NEW
2017 MnATSA Conference Registration is Open.
March 28, 2016
Residency Restrictions for Sexual Offenders in Minnesota: False Perceptions for Community Safety.
March 10, 2016
See photos from the 2015 Conference