Welcome to the NYS ATSA Webpage!

We are thrilled to be rolling out a new website and some incredible content for our members over the next year. While we continue building our new website, please check out The NYS Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse website (our sister organization) for more resources!

2018 Joint Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York

See You In Saratoga!

Monday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The NYS ATSA/NYS Alliance Joint Conference is headed to Saratoga Springs, NY on May 18-20 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.

LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, & LMFT Live In-Person Contact Hours are Pending Approval & Included in Registration

NYSED LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT live in-person contact hours are pending approval for all sessions. Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, recognized by the New York State Education Department's Boards as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008; licensed marriage and family therapists  #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


2018 Conference Highlights:

1st annual "Chime In and Wine In" Roundtable Series, Monday May 21, 5:15-6:15

NYS ATSA and NYS Alliance are pleased to announce the 1st annual Chime In and Wine In Round Table Series, an opportunity for conference attendees to network and discuss important topics and challenges in the work we do each day. Three cocktail hour-type mixers will take place simultaneously in side-by-side rooms. Park yourself down in one, or visit all three if you want to partake in multiple conversations! In reviewing the 2017 conference surveys, along with feedback from board members and conference committee volunteers, the following 2018 Spotlight Topics have been chosen:

Women in Forensics: When it comes to working with individuals with sexual behavior problems, being a female professional brings unique challenges. Fortunately, our field is discussing how gender impacts our work more and more each year. Both men and women can discuss their experiences, approaches, and stumbling blocks when it comes to understanding and managing the experience of women in this work.

For the Next Generation: How can our field foster the development of students and new professionals in our field? What challenges do new professionals face? What experiences and resources can be shared to facilitate the successful integration of an informed and prepared next generation of professionals preventing sexual violence in New York State? Let's talk about it!

Legislative Forum: Laws and policies aiming to prevent sexual abuse change all the time...except for when they stay the same for decades. Registration, community notification, residency restrictions, youthful offending laws etc., impact the work we do every day. Stay informed, and find out how we can inform lawmakers with research supported policy.

Sex Ed by Porn: Special Presentation by Maree Crabbe, Monday May 21, 7:00-9:00pm

Young people need support to navigate healthy development in this new reality -- and YOU play a pivotal role. Addressing pornography's influence is a challenging task, but ignoring it is no longer an option -- it's not going away.
Join expert Maree Crabee on Monday, May 21 from 7pm to 9pm at the Saratoga Holiday Inn for a two-hour program to explore why schools need to address pornography in order to equip students for healthy, respectful relationships in the 21st century, and how they can go about it. It is suitable for school administrators, teachers, student counselors, parents, and others involved in young people's care and education.

Saratoga Springs Park Runs and Walks, Monday May 21 + Tuesday May 22 at 6:30am and 7:00am

Joint Conference Welcome Reception and NYS Alliance 30th Birthday Celebration, Tuesday May 22 6:00pm, at The Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs

October 29, 2017

Congratulations to President Bud Ballinger, David Wallace, and past president and board member Kenneth J. Lau on becoming ATSA Fellows at this year's ATSA Conference in Kansas City!

Being a Fellow in ATSA is an honorary designation that was newly created by the ATSA Membership Committee and the Executive Board to recognize ATSA members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and a strong commitment to the ongoing work of the Association.  A Fellow of ATSA goes “above and beyond” in regard to their dedication and contribution to ATSA.  Most members who pursue Fellow status will likely perceive it as an enhancement to their professional credentials.  Fellows are recognized by their colleagues in ATSA as a member of a select group.

October 29, 2017 - Training Opportunity!

​The New York State Children’s Alliance

in collaboration with the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

invites you to apply to participate in the following training opportunity.

A Learning Collaborative for 
Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Model

for Adolescents and Their Caregivers

This Learning Collaborative will include training to support clinical practice and program implementation in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (OU PSB-CBT) treatment model for adolescents ages 13-17 with problematic sexual behavior. This training is supported by a federal grant awarded by the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and administered by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Preference will be given to communities partnering with their local Child Advocacy Center on this project.
To learn more about the clinical intervention and this unique training opportunity, please plan to attend the following information webinar / call:

November 14, 2017
11:00AM EST/10:00AM CST

Start the Meeting
Audio Connection: 405-271-2466

Access Code: 999 834 279

Prior to the informational webinar, the team is encouraged to review and discuss the Learning Collaborative Information Guide, the Agency Readiness Guide, and other materials listed below. They can be accessed through the link. The team can use the information to complete the applications for training.


PSB-CBT LC Information Guide
PSB-CBT Agency Readiness Guide 
PSB-CBT Program Information for Stakeholders
PSB-CBT Agency Training Application for Review
PSB-CBT Provider Training Application for Review

For your convenience, Word versions of the agency and clinical provider applications are available through the links below. Final applications must be submitted online.

When you are ready to enter your application, please click the appropriate link below:

Agency Application


Clinical Provider Application


Deadline for completed applications is December 12, 2017. Selections will be announced on December 18, 2017.

For questions about the OU PSB-CBT program or learning collaborative training please email Carrie Schwab at OU-YPSB@ouhsc.edu or

Karen Hill at khill@nyschildrensalliance.org.

Dates of learning sessions:

Learning Session 1: January 17-19, 2018

Learning Session 2: February 22-23, 2018

Learning Session 3: July 12-13, 2018

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Learning Sessions will be held at a location within the State based on the location of the selected agencies.

October 14, 2017


The NYS ATSA/ NYS Alliance Boards met for our annual retreat at the site of the 2018 Joint Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York! Lots of excellent brainstorming and planning to bring all our members exciting and useful content!

NYS ATSA Membership

Already a member of National ATSA? NYS ATSA is always looking for motivated professionals to join us in our mission to prevent sexual abuse. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member!

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2018 Joint Conference

Check out our conference website for more details on our joint conference on May 21-23, 2018.

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Our Mission

Our Mission:

  • To reduce the level of sexual victimization.
  • To promote the increase, uniformity, and quality of assessment and treatment services for juvenile and adult sexual offenders.
  • To promote the development of a fully integrated continuum of services for sexual offenders.
  • To promote legislation on issues and funding for programs impacting sex offenders and survivors.
  • To promote offender accountability through restitution, mediation, treatment, supervision and incarceration; and
  • To promote community safety through the confinement of sex offenders unamenable to community-based treatment services.