The epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault is real. The pervasiveness of its infection excludes no demographic- including the Deaf community. Interpreting for victims/survivors of of these horrible crimes requires knowledge and skills outside our everyday experiences. In partnership with Deaf professionals, it is my goal to bring awareness to the specific skills needed to interpret in this arena, and share what I have learned to bring a more qualified interpreter to these highly charged situations.
Below are a list of training's offered. The time frame and key topics are listed. Times and concepts can be adjusted based on the needs of the audience.
3 hr Training: Interpreting in Situations of Domestic Violence
3 hr Training: Interpreting in Situations of Sexual Assault
* 3hour trainings include the dynamics specific to the topic, what to expect, safety planning, vocabulary and practice scenarios.
6 hr Training: Interpreting in a Violent World (Combines Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault)
16-20 hr Training:(4 Hr Series of 4-5 topics) including those listed above as well as an introduction to the the general dynamics of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and working with a CDI & Deaf Advocate (It is preferred that a CDI and Deaf Advocate are scheduled to team teach sections specific to their expertise, therefore arrangements made in advance are appreciated in order to coordinate, and accommodate several schedules. )
Additional Topics Available:
Mentoring Interpreters and Managing Feedback
Allies in the Community
Mental Health Interpreting
Best Practices in Freelance Interpreting Business Ethics
Signed Language to Spoken English Interpreting (Voicing)