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.

 


 

Upcoming Trainings

  • 10/6/17 – Trauma-Informed Practice in Sex Offender Treatment Programs – More info…

See the Training Page for more information on all upcoming training events.

 


 

2017 MnATSA conference

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The 21st annual MnATSA conference was held April 19-21, 2017 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.  As always our keynotes were outstanding. Many thanks to Robin Wilson, Antonia Lassar and David Hingsburger for their meaningful presentations. Thank you to all who presented at the conference and to all of our attendees. We look forward to our 22nd annual conference, April 11-13, 2018.

 

Call for Papers

It is time again to call for papers for the 22nd annual MnATSA conference.  For details about the call for papers and forms to submit, please see our Conference page.

 

Jacob Wetterling Scholarship

At the 2017 conference 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 individuals who work in the victim advocate and/or sexual abuse prevention fields. Patty Wetterling graciously spoke to conference attendees to express her appreciation for the creation of these scholarships and to provide her thanks to MnATSA attendees for their efforts in the prevention of child sexual abuse. 

 


 

News & Reminders

A TEDMED talk by Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau

Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Pedophiliahttp://tedmed.com/talks/show?id=620399

 
 
When Junk Science about Sex Offenders Infects the Supreme Court – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/opinion/when-junk-science-about-sex-offenders-infects-the-supreme-court.html
 
 

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/18531078.html

   — ATSA Response – http://cirrus.mail-list.com/atsa/18531078.html

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Sexual Inappropriate Behaviors – http://online.csp.edu/blog/forensic-scholars-today/fasd-sexually-inappropriate-behaviors

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