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

 

Interpreting in Bay Area Medical Centers

Medical work is starting to come in from around the Bay Area. Partners in Communication LLC has acquired contracts with two medical systems in the Bay Area Inflatable Pools.

As you know, there are some health screenings and background checks that must be completed before going into these medical centers to interpret. We have found some alternative ways that may help you acquire these screenings while saving money.

Let us know if you have questions or want more information.