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      Module Dates: June 15th – July 20th, 2020

      If you missed it when we offered our modules in 2018 and 2019, here is an opportunity to take advantage of the CATIE Center’s module, Intro to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.

      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.

      Time commitment

      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 July 20. 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!

      Technology requirements

      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.

      Intro to DVSV waiting list
      How to Access

      Registered participants will receive an email invitation to join the course from Instructure Canvas on June 15.

      TIP: Add notifications@instructure.com 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!)

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      Cancellations must be in writing to CATIE Center.

      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.


      RID Certification Maintenance Program logoSt. 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 August 3. Please hold any questions about CEUs and your transcript until after August 4.

      Course Facilitator

      Bridget Sabatke, MS, NIC Master, EIPA 4.0, QMHI

      As an interpreter in the field since 2005, Bridget holds a master’s degree in interpreting pedagogy from University of Northern Florida. She focuses on developing effective face-to-face and online education for interpreting in mental and behavioral health.




      Course Outline
      • Resources & Support
      • Start Here
      • Values and Themes of DVSV Work
        • Introduction
        • National Landscape of DVSV Advocacy
        • Vocabulary Basics
      • Power Privilege and Oppression
        • Power Privilege and Oppression
        • Why we Choose Gendered Language
        • Margin to Center
        • Power, Privilege and Oppression of Interpreters
        • How to Overcome Systemic Disempowerment
      • Learning about Domestic Violence
        • Dynamics of DV
        • Dynamics of SV
        • Intersectionality and DVSV
        • Who Does Harm?
        • Who Experiences Harm?
      • Interpreter Considerations
        • Language of DV
        • Trauma Informed Interpreting
        • Interpreting Strategies
        • Safety Planning
        • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
        • Considering a Framework of Values
      • DVSV settings
        • DVSV is everywhere
        • Social Services
        • Police
        • Legal
        • Medical
      • Additional Resources
      • Course Evaluation 
        • Course Evaluation and CEU Form

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