MnATSA Statement on Sexual Harassment
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 abuse. 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 abuse issues and prevention in the state of Minnesota.
In this spirit, MnATSA encourages a dialogue around recent events regarding sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is on the continuum of sexual abuse and has a ripple effect for not only the individuals involved, and their families but the community as a whole. MnATSA recognizes that sexual abuse and sexual harassment are complicated and very personal. That said, no one should be subjected to sexual harassment. MnATSA reasserts its mission to creating a safer society for ALL people and to ending sexual assault in all its forms. MnATSA also takes this opportunity to applaud and support those individuals who have courageously stepped forward. When ALL people take violations of personal boundaries seriously and are assertive in wanting to make change and holding others accountable, prevention is possible.
The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MnCASA) has put together a Sexual Harassment Resource Packet. The packet can be found at: