Interpreting for Refugees in Social Service Encounters


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Guest: Kathleen To, Linguistic Services Manager Swedish Medical Center
Length: 68 minutes
Approved for: ATA=1.000, CCHI=1.000, WA-DSHS=1.000, RID=0.100 PS*
*Sign language interpreters requiring RID credit, must CLICK HERE to complete PINRA form BEFORE taking this activity.
Description: From refugee camps to beyond resettlement, this interview explores psychosocial dynamics of refugees and techniques to assist interpreters in facilitating communication for social service encounters.
  1. To understand the process of refugee resettlement and the services available to refugees.
  2. To recognize the psychosocial factors impacting communication in social service encounters with refugees.
  3. To learn about techniques to handle one's own emotional stressors when interpreting.

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2 thoughts on “Interpreting for Refugees in Social Service Encounters

  1. Another great segment! Excellent content. The quiz was short, though, and all 10 items were answered by the speaker within the first 31 minutes of the training video. It would be great if the quiz asked questions about information presented in the second half of this 68 minute presentation.

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