Interpreting Effectively and Safely for Deaf Survivors of Violence

The Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety is now accepting applications to attend the Interpreting Effectively and Safely for Deaf Survivors of Violence training, which will be held on December 18 and 19, 2012, in San Jose, Californiagiant inflatable santa.

American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters play an important role in helping to remove these barriers and ensuring Deaf survivors have equal access to services and justice options in their community. To do so, however, Interpreters must have the knowledge and comfort level to interpret effectively in contexts involving sexual and domestic violence.

This two-day training is designed to prepare American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters to interpret in contexts involving sexual and domestic violence. In-depth information on foundational as well as emerging topics related to interpreting in these contexts will be provided. Participants will have the opportunities to explore how context impacts language decisions, to define ethical decision-making in contexts involving domestic or sexual violence, and to learn tips for keeping safe in these contexts. Training participants will be eligible for 1.3 Continuing Education Units from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Who Should Apply?

The training is designed for qualified American Sign Language and Certified/Deaf Interpreters who currently interpret in contexts involving sexual or domestic violence.

We are looking for ASL Interpreters who have:

A minimum of five (5) years of interpreting experience;
RID Certification;
A demonstrated connection to their Deaf community;
A demonstrated interest in interpreting in contexts involving sexual and/or domestic violence; and
A leadership role in the interpreting community.
We are looking for Certified/Deaf Interpreters who have:

A minimum of five (5) years of interpreting experience;
Certification or other demonstration of skill level;
A demonstrated interest in interpreting in contexts involving sexual and/or domestic violence; and
A leadership role in the Deaf or interpreting community.

How to Apply

Interpreters who are interested in attending this training are required to complete an application, using the link below. The completed application and all supporting materials must be forwarded to us by September 14, 2012 to be considered.

http://www.accessingsafety.org/index.php/main/safety_menu/national-training-opportunities/coming-soon-ASL-main-pagemain/safety_menu/national-training-opportunities/coming-soon-ASL-main-page

 

Partners In Communication LLC’s Meet and Greet!!

Please RSVP by October 19, 2011 by going to:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7DWKGQ

 

Partners In Communication LLC’s Meet and Greet!!

Saturday October 22, 2011

8 am-1 pm.

Meet the Scheduling Associates, Rob and Angela, have some breakfast and get some CEUS! And be done by 1!!!

What:

Meet and Greet and a 2 hour workshop by Dan Langholtz, “Vicarious Trauma- Potential Hazards and Interventions for Interpreters”.

This workshop will reveal how it is inevitable that in our interpreting work we encounter difficult, challenging and disruptive situations. We may feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or angry when things turn out to be detrimental to our performances. This constant experience can affect our skills and stamina if not treated properly. The term, Vicarious Trauma, as it is called, was coined about 20 years ago. Vicarious Trauma does exist in other helping professions.  We will examine vicarious trauma – understand and recognize its impact on our interpreting profession. We will compare vicarious trauma experienced in other professions with ours. Participants will look at interpreting events and settings that may have high risks for causing vicarious traumas. Strategies for coping with vicarious trauma will be presented & reviewed and how they correlate with the Code of Professional Conduct.

CEUs provided free to interpreters who RSVP!

Where:

The Box SF

1069 Howard St  San Francisco Ca 94114

415-934-6900

http://www.theboxsf.com/

 

 

When:

Saturday October 22, 2011   8 AM- 1 PM

Please RSVP by October 19, 2011 by going to:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7DWKGQ