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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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

By President Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, LSOTP, LSOE, CADC

Dear ATSA colleagues and friends,

As we enter 2021, I am feeling a sense of hope and excitement for the new year and what is to come.   During 2020, many of us have adapted to challenges that we never before imagined having to face.  We have navigated the often murky waters of telehealth, and we have learned how to support our clients and help them thrive while we, too, were in crisis.  After crisis comes great growth, and I am sure that the field of sex offender treatment will be no different. 

As we know, we are not out of the crisis of the pandemic yet, and therefore we are still making some adaptations to the trainings that we offer.  This year, we are holding the 2021 ILATSA Conference virtually.  We are proud to welcome David Prescott and Paul Carolla as our keynote speakers on Thursday and Friday March 18 and 19.  You can find more about the conference here!

As we move forward in 2021, ILATSA is making plans to provide access to the same great trainings that we were able to provide in 2020.  With the assistance of the ATSA national office and the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), ILATSA was able to offer training on the ROSAC, the Static-99r, the Stable, and the VRS:SO assessment tools.  We look forward to additional trainings this year. 

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

Thank you for your work, 

Michelle

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

CURRENT REQUEST FOR INPUT!

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: admin@ilatsa.org