Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Working with Interpreters in Refugee Services

This session will provide an introduction to interpreter roles, responsibilities, and ethics through two real-life case scenarios highlighting confidentiality, side conversations, fidelity to message, roles, confidentiality, use of first person, and fidelity to message. Participants will break into small groups throughout the session to discuss the issues brought up in the case scenarios, and share regional resources.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of the interpreter
  2. Know where to find additional resources for interpretation
  3. Be equipped to identify and correct issues with interpretation as they occur
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