Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Welcome to the WATSA website! 

Who We Are:

The Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) is a state chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Incorporated in 1984, ATSA is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization. ATSA was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offense management.


Our Goals

ATSA is an international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of persons who commit sex offenses. As a state chapter of ATSA, we similarly strive to:

  • Elimination of sexual victimization;
  • The protection of our communities through responsible and ethical treatment commit persons who who commit sexual offenses;
  • The prevention of sexual assault through commit management of persons who commit sexual offenses;
  • The maintenance of high standards of professionalism and integrity within its membership.

Would you like to share your knowledge at a WATSA general meeting? Or do you have an idea for a presentation topic?  Let us know!

Upcoming Events

Fri, January 15, 2016 1:00 PM • Seattle, WA
Fri, June 03, 2016 2:00 PM • Chelan, Washington

  • The November WATSA meeting is being held at KCSARC  in Renton.  We will be discussing what we have learned at ATSA this year, as well as getting some updates from KCSARC about what's new in their work.    All professionals in the fields of sexual assault prevention and treatment are welcome.   We hope to see you there on Friday November 20, 2015  at 1p.m..

WATSA will be returning to Mountain View Lodge the first weekend in June (6/3-6/5 of 2016) ) for the annual Roger Wolfe Memorial Retreat.   If you have any suggestions or ideas for a topic to be discussed at the retreat, please email them to contact@watsa.org

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