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.

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Conference 2019 Newsletter

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By President Tracy Tholin, LCPC, LSOTP, LSOE

Greetings Illinois ATSA members and colleagues!

In January, I began my term as your Illinois ATSA President. Michelle Evans will serve as President-Elect. Chris Blakley will continue his service as Secretary, and Michael Kleppin as Treasurer, respectively. Your officers, in addition to board members Erika Elkins, Guy Groot, Stalina Harris, Kate Moran-Reschke, and Jeff Reynolds are excited to bring you many networking and training opportunities for 2019.

Our first major event will be the annual Illinois ATSA Spring Conference, sponsored by the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board, held March 21- 22, 2019 at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL. We are thrilled to have Dr. James Worling and Dr. Angela Wyatt Eke as our keynote speakers. On Thursday, Dr. Worling will discuss the latest research on risk assessment and treatment for juveniles, and provide advanced training on his PROFESOR tool. On Friday, Dr. Eke will discuss online offending behavior, and risk assessments for online offenders, with a specific emphasis on the CPORT. We also have a wide variety of breakout sessions geared toward professionals who are working with adults or juveniles in a wide variety of settings including probation, children’s services, and more! Please visit our conference webpage for more information or review the “Conference 2019 Newsletter” at the link below.

In late spring or summer, we will once again partner with the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board to present a STATIC-99R training. Announcements will be circulated via email and our LinkedIn page regarding the date and event specifics. If you have not added your name to our email list, please send a request to: You can also follow Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers at:

If you are not already a member of ATSA, I urge you to visit to learn about all the benefits associated with ATSA membership. And, as always, if you have any feedback or suggestions for the board, you can email us at or

On behalf of the board, we look forward to serving you this year. See you at the conference in March!


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