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). ATSA is a non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment. An international organization, ATSA holds a membership of more than 2,100 professionals committed to the prevention of sexual assault through effective management of sex offenders.
The state chapter is organized to acknowledge and promote the national and international programs of ATSA and advance education, research, and professional intervention regarding sexual abuse issues in the state of Minnesota.
Jacob Wetterling Scholarship – 2 Free MnATSA Conference Scholarships
In 2017, the MnATSA Education and Public Policy Committee announced the creation of the Jacob Wetterling Scholarship.
This scholarship will provide 2 full MnATSA conference registrations to two individuals who work in the field of victim advocacy and/or sexual abuse prevention. Whether you are familiar with MnATSA or have never attended our conference, please consider submitting an application for consideration. Please click here for the application.
Running Home For Jacob
2018 MnATSA conference
The 22st annual MnATSA conference will be held April 11-13, 2018 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
News & Reminders
A TEDMED talk by Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau
Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Pedophilia – http://tedmed.com/talks/show?
RESEARCH SURVEY Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – This anonymous and brief survey will take approximately 4-5 minutes to complete. It asks about your knowledge of FASD and experiences with sex offenders suspected or diagnosed with FASD. The survey has received ethical approval from the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board (1703E11283). There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to participation, and you may stop at any time.
— Take the Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WBPWMY
U.S. House Bill HR 1761-Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 – http://cirrus.mail-list.com/
— ATSA Response – http://cirrus.mail-list.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Sexual Inappropriate Behaviors – http://online.csp.edu/blog/forensic-scholars-today/fasd-sexually-inappropriate-behaviors