This course focuses on interpreters' unique needs! Acquire knowledge and tools to provide effective and sensitive communication support to individuals who have experienced trauma or violence. By understanding the impact of trauma and violence on language access, interpreters can better navigate challenging situations and create a safe environment for themselves and their clients. The course covers key concepts, strategies, and ethical considerations in a trauma-informed practice. Through interactive exercises and case studies, interpreters will develop practical skills.

we will cover:

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Understand the different types of trauma and how its impact may manifest in your body.

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Application of Trauma & Violence-Informed Care to the Interpreter Role

Interpreter-focused tools and case scenarios.

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Resilience and how to build it

Develop your toolkit!

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Appropriate Debriefing

Learn strategies to help yourself and your peers.

Susan MacPhail - Guest Instructor

Susan MacPhail


Trauma and Violence Informed Care

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Because Interpreters experience vicarious trauma differently than other direct service workers. Besides serving clients, interpreters also channel their stories!
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