Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) are holding an Interpreting for People who Have Experienced Domestic & Family Violence workshop.
Date: 8-9 September 2020
Time: 9am – 5pm
Description: Interpreting for people of migrant and refugee backgrounds who experience domestic and family violence can present particular challenges. The NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team (2015) recommended that Interpreters be educated to understand the complexities and dynamics of domestic violence. Therefore, appropriately trained Interpreters are critical to help victims disclose and seek help for themselves and their children. Migrant and refugee women experience additional barriers such as those associated with language, cultural traditions and community attitudes, shame and fear of consequences of disclosure. These can impact on the interpreting environment.
This 2 day trauma-informed virtual training provides a safe learning environment for Interpreters to explore issues related to the nature and dynamics of domestic and family violence, victims’ responses and the impact this can have on their role as Interpreters. Other content areas include:
- The importance of maintaining professional boundaries and ethical practice within the Interpreters and Translators Code of Ethics
- Effective strategies in working with Healthcare and other service providers in the context of domestic and family violence
- Roles and responsibilities in relation to relevant policy and protocols.
Applications Close: 18 August 2020
Enquiries: Kristian Reyes