As an organization, our mission is to prevent sexual abuse. We believe every individual
from sexual victimization. We believe that people who commit sexual abuse
should has the right to accountable for their actions and supported in their
rehabilitation, while supporting the victims of sexual abuse. be held
ATSA promotes evidence-based treatment and guidance for individuals at risk of committing abuse and for those who have abused others. Our ethical standards demand high ethical behavior and professional integrity among our members, without exception.
We know that individuals who sexually abuse others cross educational, socioeconomic, gender, and ethnic lines, and
are frequently members of families and communities. respected
On December 9th, ATSA learned that Dr. Kurt Bumby had
with sexual abuse. He has been a respected member of
ATSA, and a past leader in the organization and in the broader sexual abuse
research and treatment community. Once we learned of the charges, the
Executive Board immediately suspended Dr. Bumby’s membership pending the
outcome of the case. been charged
These allegations have shocked and saddened all of us at ATSA. Like any community, we are dealing with the emotional and practical impacts of this situation. We are experiencing the ripple effects of allegations of abuse and how it impacts everyone involved in these situations.
Our mission to end sexual abuse will continue. And, as always, we encourage you to be part of this effort.