The Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is the Illinois Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, which is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.

ATSA is an association of individuals from around the world committed to achieving a high level of professional excellence. ATSA promotes the philosophy that empirically based assessment, practice, management, and policy strategies will: enhance community safety, reduce sexual recidivism, protect victims and vulnerable populations, transform the lives of those caught in the web of sexual violence, and illuminate paths to prevent sexual abuse.

With many of our trainings switching to virtual platforms, several out-of-state providers who have been asking about our CEUs and their licensure. We have complied answers to many questions and have listed them on our new FAQs about CEUs page. Hopefully we were able to answer your questions on the page.

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By President Tracy Tholin, LCPC, LSOTP, LSOE

Dear ATSA colleagues and friends,

I hope that this message finds you well and that during this time of daily, and sometimes hourly adjustments, you are finding ways to thrive. I know that many of you are continuing to provide services – whether by maintaining in-person services in a secure facility or by dipping your toes in the realms of video therapy for outpatient therapy or probation services.

During this time of uncertainty, I am pleased to share some positive news. Although we had to cancel our spring conference and May training, the ILATSA board alongside SOMB have been working to find innovative ways to continue to provide affordable and high quality training opportunities for our evaluators, treatment providers and colleagues in probation and parole.

With the assistance of the ATSA national office, we were able to continue offering quality trainings despite the pandemic.  This year, ILATSA was pleased to offer an online web-based ROSAC (Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children) assessment training presented by Robert McGrath on Thursday June 25, 2020

Dr. Dawn Plufgradt joined us for a Static-99r (1st day) and Stable (2nd day) training in Palatine, IL, and  Dr. Sharon Kelley presented a two-day training on the VRS:SO (Violence Risk Scale Sexual Offense Version assessment tool. 

Finally, prior to this year’s conference the board compiled a “2019 ILATSA Year in Review” which also highlighted our plans for 2020. I am pleased to be able to present that video here. Please be kind about the video editing as I have not suddenly become a world-renowned director in my spare time!

On a personal note, I hope you are finding time for leisure and self-reflection as well – whether it be through reading, journaling, exercising, TV binge-watching, video calls with family and friends or other activities.

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to contact the ILATSA board at or me at

Please stay safe and well,

You can see information on training on our training page, here: Upcoming Trainings

The link to “2019 ILATSA Year in Review” can be found here: HERE



ILATSA is currently seeking input as to relevant trainings and other information about treatment that you would like to share!  If you have a story about how you implemented something that you learned from the webinars, or an interesting resource that you would like to review, we would love to hear about it.  Please submit to:

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