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.
By President Jeff Reynolds, Ph.D., LCPC
The 2017 Illinois ATSA conference is in the books. By all appearances it was a great success. We would like to thank all of you who were able to attend. We hope you enjoyed the programming and were able to leave the conference with new ideas of how to better reduce sexual violence. Special thanks go to Dr. Robin Wilson and Dr. Michael Caldwell as well as all of our presenters who helped make the conference a success. Please watch your emails for the next edition of the ILATSA newsletter. Many of our presenters will be giving overviews of their presentations as well as their thoughts on the conference.
We are still tabulating the evaluations collected this year and will use this information to make next year’s conference even better. Later in the year we will issue a call for proposals for presentations at the 2018 ILATSA conference which will be held March 15 & 16, 2018 at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. So, whether you are presenting or simply wanting to learn and network with others, we look forward to seeing you there.
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ILATSA is currently seeking newsletter submissions! 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: Illinoisfirstname.lastname@example.org