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ATSA Launches Comprehensive Online Training Curriculum through Exclusive Partnership with GIFR

GREAT FALLS, Va., Oct. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ATSA Master Classes, a comprehensive and evidence-based online training curriculum, in collaboration with its exclusive online training partner, the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR). Allowing agencies and facilities to train staff in-house without travel costs, hotel fees or lost office time, this innovative curriculum is the first of its kind.

The ATSA Master Classes consist of 17 premiere online trainings eligible for over 100 hours of Continuing Education Credit from over 150 accreditation boards. Designed to help professionals involved in the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of adolescents and adults who have offended sexually achieve a high level of professional excellence, these comprehensive courses are delivered by leading experts and can assist professionals in becoming certified sexual offender service providers in states with such certifications. Use of the ATSA Master Class curriculum facilitates the implementation of evidence-based best practices to 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.

“The ATSA Master Class series represents a seminal development in the mission to rapidly disseminate evidence-based best practices to professionals in the field of sexual abuse. Each Master Class fully meets ATSA standards and guidelines. GIFR has proven to be an invaluable partner in the collaborative production of these trainings,” says ATSA Executive Director, Maia Christopher.

“GIFR is privileged to partner with such a prestigious organization as ATSA in the field of sexual abuse management. We are committed to delivering the best online training experience to practitioners, researchers, and policymakers working internationally in this field. We look forward to working with ATSA to continue investing in bringing more high-quality courses to the Master Class series,” says GIFR CEO, Dr. Jay P. Singh.

Click here to register for an ATSA Master Class: www.ATSA-Training.com

About ATSA

ATSA is an international, multi-disciplinary non-profit 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. www.ATSA.com

About GIFR

GIFR specializes in providing cutting-edge training, research, and software solutions to mental health, correctional, and legal professionals working in both general care and forensic settings around the world. Dedicated to innovation, simplicity, and customer service, GIFR's mission is to develop services and programming to promote evidence-based best practices and improve both compliance and outcomes. GIFR is a rapidly-growing company headquartered in Virginia (US) that has a global customer base consisting of government agencies, private institutions, and non-profit organizations, www.gifrinc.com

Contact: Cleo Grant services@gifrinc.com

Source:Global Institute of Forensic Research LLC