EVENT FULL: Interpreting for Survivors of Family Violence & Abuse, Trauma and in Mental Health Settings

  • 21 Jan 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Francisco, CA


9 am – 4 pm, Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
8:30 am – sign-in & refreshments
12:30 – 1:30 pm lunch (provided)

UCSF Osher Building, 5th floor Conference Room
1545 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

This training has been approved for:
CCHI: 6 Instructional Hours (for CHIs)
ATA: 6 Continuing Education Points (for CMIs)
You must be present the entire length of the workshop to earn pre-approved CE credit. No partial credit given.

An overview of family violence, abuse, trauma and mental health services will be provided, including service venues and procedures (such as police involvement). Specific interpreting strategies will be explored. Secondary (vicarious) trauma will be discussed along with solutions and practical approaches to managing vicarious trauma. Unique vocabulary will be provided and interpreting equivalents discussed. 

Presenter: Nora Goodfriend-Koven, M.P.H. 
Nora teaches and coordinates the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Healthcare Interpreter (HCI) Certificate Program. She has designed curricula, trained extensively, and is also a Spanish interpreter, holding a State of California Administrative Hearting Interpreter Certificate. Since 2011 Nora has been an author for Healing Voices. She has served on the Board of directors for California Healthcare Interpreting Association for 12 years, and is also on the Board Walden Center and School, a small arts-based, peace-oriented primary school in Berkeley California. She also taught a college course, Trauma Response and Recovery for 8 years. Prior to her work at CCSF, Nora worked as a health educator for the San Francisco Department of Public Health in Community Behavioral Health Services, working closely with parents, families, and survivors of the political turmoil from Central America and providing community training in mental health promotion and trauma survivorship. She has traveled extensively, consulting in Latin America on HIV prevention and Belarus on overcoming the emotional trauma of exposure to radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl explosion. She received her Masters in Public Health from San Jose State University and her Bachelors’ in Latin American Studies and Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. She is also a parent, a grandparent, and an advocate for health equity and human rights.

For more information contact Mateo.Rutherford@ucsf.edu

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