There is a huge need for trained interpreters in domestic violence and sexual violence (DVSV) settings. Having training can mean the difference between making a survivor feel empowered or retraumatized. Working successfully in this niche requires specialty knowledge and skills to be successful.
This module covers:
Why domestic violence and sexual assault happens.
How trauma impacts language.
Different settings and systems in which interpreters work.
Interpreting considerations for the trauma informed practitioner.
Self-care practices that will keep us and the people we work with healthy.
Steps and resources for further training.
This module will require about 20 hours of work. There are no set meeting times, but topics are opened weekly to give participants richer discussion and learning opportunities. All work must be completed by 11:59pm on May 28. No extensions will be offered. See Course Outline below for an overview of the course.
Please join us to enhance your understanding of this worthwhile work!
Modules are offered through Canvas online learning management system.
You must have high-speed internet access and a tablet or computer that supports:
Ability to work online and type or video record discussion posts.
Ability to record videos.
Ability to upload videos to YouTube for sharing with others in Canvas.
Ability to access streamed video content.
Registration fee: $40
To register, participants must:
Work in the United States or U.S. territories
Hold RID, NAD, or BEI certification
Have a minimum of 3 years interpreting experience
Note: No exceptions to the registration requirements can be made due to our agreement with RSA. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is the federal department that funds our project and it is in our agreement that the CATIE Center Behavioral Health Interpreting modules be limited to those with national certification. National certification is defined as RID, BEI, and NAD.
Registration is closed.
How to Access
Registered participants will receive an email invitation to join the course from Instructure Canvas on April 26, 2021
TIP: Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts, so your invitation doesn’t end up in your spam folder.
Follow the prompts to join the course. It’s easy! (Just remember to write down your password!)
Refunds will be issued for cancellations requested within seven days of registration, as long as course content has not been accessed. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days from the date of registration.
Registrations are not transferable, either to another course or another participant.
St. Catherine University is a RID-approved sponsor for continuing education units. Participants who complete all required assignments may earn 2.0 CEUs.
CEUs will be posted to transcripts by June 11. Please hold any questions about CEUs and your transcript until after June 11.
Kate is a freelance interpreter who works mainly in Wisconsin. Kate’s work experience includes Mental Health, Legal, VRS, religious and post-secondary environments. She received a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Interpreter Technician degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Kate spent two summers at Gallaudet University, taking interpreting workshops and ASL classes. She also attended a workshop at Juilliard University in New York focusing on theater interpreting. Kate continued her education with a Masters degree in Business Administration and Masters in Management degree with an emphasis on leadership in a nonprofit organization. Kate also attended the State of Alabama Mental Health Interpreting workshop, received her “Q” and was awarded supervisor status for distance internships. She completed her legal interpreting training with the University of Northern Colorado. Kate’s additional educational achievement was the Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) program with Rochester Institute of Technology.
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.
Advancing ASL-English Healthcare Interpreters St. Catherine University’s CATIE Center Project Level Up is funded by the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Award #H160D210004.
The project contents; however, do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1221e-3 and 3474).