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.
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The 24th Annual MnATSA Conference
The 24th annual MnATSA conference will be held April 22-24, 2020 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
MnATSA is excited to have keynotes by: Emily Baxter on We are All Criminals, Meghan Fagundes on Factors associated with treatment completion among sexually abusive youth, and Karina Forrest-Perkins on Working with clients who have experienced trauma.
Presenters on Wednesday, April 22, will include Karina Forrest-Perkins on Trauma; Megan Fagundes on Trauma informed care with sexually abusive youth; Angeline Stanislaus on Medication treatment of hypersexuality; Brian Heinsohn and Michele Murphy with The Static certification; Emily Baxter and others on The collateral consequences of having a record; Adam Piccolino on Clients with dementia; Kymberleigh Wilhelmy on Racism; Adam Gierok, Mallory Obermire and Amber Lindeman on Psychosexual evaluation report writing; Michael Thompson, Jennifer Thon and Rana Alexander on Expert witness testimony; Laura Rademacher on Healing possibilities of a sex positive approach; Rose Munns and Peter Puffer on Transgender issues; Phillip Danford on Technology; and Traci Thomas-Card and others with The screening of “Invisible War” followed by a discussion.
The registration brochure and information will be available here in early January and registration will begin on January 13, 2020. There is no early registration.
Call for Presentations for the 2020 MnATSA Conference
On December 11, 2018, Hennepin County Judge Susan Robiner issued an important ruling regarding residency restrictions for individuals who have sexually offended. The ruling only applies to Dayton, Minnesota, but it has statewide implications. The Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MnATSA) believes Judge Robiner’s ruling is responsible and well-reasoned. The efficacy of residency restrictions has been extensively researched, resulting in ATSA’s position, that the trend of local or state residency laws, broadly and indiscriminately applied to those who have sexually offended are unwarranted and do not contribute to public safety.
MnATSA members live and work in our communities and share common goals for community safety. MnATSA believes that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) responsibly apply current research and best practices to the treatment and management of individuals who have sexually offended. When implementing carefully considered judicial orders, DHS and DOC professionals capably work to integrate unique client needs with appropriate levels of community supervision to help ensure that carefully screened, eligible individuals return successfully to the community. Public safety remains the top priority.
Thank you to our 2019 Conference Reception Sponsors
- Abel Screening, Inc. – www.abelscreening.com
- All New Directions, Inc. – www.allnewdirections.com
- Alpha Human Services – www.alphaservices.org
- Assured Polygraph, LLC/Eye Detect – www.assuredpolygraph.net
- Duluth Institute – www.duluthinstitute.com
- Emergence Behavioral Health – www.emergencebehavioralhealth.com
- Griffin Counseling and Consulting – email@example.com
- IN-AJSOP (Indiana Association of Juvenile Sex Offender Practitioners) – www.in-ajsop.org
- IPPC Technologies, Inc. – www.ippctech.net
- Leo A. Hoffmann Center, Inc. – www.hoffmanncenter.org
- Lighthouse Psychological Services, Inc. – www.lighthousepsychmn.org
- LOOK Assessment, LLC – www.lookassessment.com
- Mille Lacs Academy – www.nexus-yfs.org
- MN Sex Offender Reentry Project (MNSORP) – www.mnsorp.org
- Piney Ridge Behavioral Residential Treatment Center – www.pineyridgertc.com
- ReliaTrax EMR/Practice Management System – www.ReliaTrax.com
- West Central Regional Juvenile Center – https://claycountymn.gov/414/west-central-regional-juvenile-center