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Upcoming events

    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbia Basin College Pasco campus
    • 59


    NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents
    Interpreting in Palliative Care

    Palliative care seeks to optimize quality of life and relieve physical and emotional suffering through pain management, comfort care, and spiritual support. A 2010 survey of patients receiving palliative care in California found that 40% spoke limited English. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication between patients, providers, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team.

    For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only linguistically and culturally, but personally.

    This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to prepare experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care settings. It includes:

    • An Introduction to Palliative Care
    • Interpreting Skills Applied to Palliative Care
    • The Vocabulary of Palliative Care
    • Sight Translation in Palliative Care
    • The Impact of Emotion and Belief on Interpreting

    This multimedia, interactive training includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and practice of interpreting and sight translation. Bilingual medical glossaries and practice activities are provided in Cantonese/traditional Chinese, Mandarin/simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

    Who is teaching?     
    Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a founder and former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreters Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.


    When?
                            
    Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch

    Where?                      
    Columbia Basin College
    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301, Room CTE 203/203A

    Cost?                         
    $60      NOTIS members
    $80      Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).    

    Registration?           
    Click the Register button below to register before 5:00 p.m. on July 19th


    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.
    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.


    Neither mail-in registration nor on-site registration will be available for this workshop. Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 60 applicants.

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after July 19th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before July 19th.  

    Directions?               
    The Pasco campus of Columbia Basin College is located at 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco. Click here for directions to the college and for a campus map. The workshop will take place in room CTE 203/203A. There is free parking at the CTE building.

    Lunch?                      
    In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments or lunch will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee, snacks and lunch. You may eat in the training room, or there
    are fast food options nearby on 20th and Court Street, about a mile away.

    CE credits?  Seven continuing education credits are approved from the WA DSHS and WA AOC.             
    Seven continuing education (CE) credits are now being requested from ATA and CCHI. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI.
    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else?         
    If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    In order to offer this workshop at this low price, no refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring snacks if you wish.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.
    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    • The Evergreen State College
    • 46

    NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents 
    Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Interpreters 

    Those working as interpreters, among other fields, talk with people every day who are facing trying and desperate circumstances. The stress of these situations can begin to encroach on interpreters, affecting their health and ability to serve clients. In order to provide sustainable services, it is important for interpreters to focus on self-care to avoid compassion fatigue.

    The goal of this four hour workshop is to train interpreters on the prevalence and impact that compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma have on persons in helping professions. The first portion of the training will help participants understand what compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are; their causes, symptoms, and consequences; and activities to identify levels of compassion fatigue. The second portion of the workshop aims to help participants create self-care strategies to reduce vicarious trauma and burnout.

      Yvonne Simpson is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board. She is also a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator.


    When?
                           
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Check-in at 12:30.
    PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 to sign in.
    Class from 1:00 – 5:15 p.m.

    Where?                      
    The Evergreen State College, Seminar II A1107
    2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505

    Cost?                         
    $40      NOTIS members
    $60      Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

    Registration?           
    Via the web
    (before 5:00 p.m. on July 26th)
    Click on the Register button to register.


    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  
    Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

    Space in this workshop is limited. Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants.

    Limited on-site registration will be allowed for this workshop if fewer than 50 participants have pre-registered. The on-site registration fee for NOTIS members will be $50; the on-site fee for non-NOTIS members will be $75. There is no guarantee that there will be handouts available for anyone who does not pre-register.

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after July 26th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before July 26th.

    Directions?               
    The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Pkwy in Olympia. The training will take place in Seminar II A1107.

    A map of The Evergreen State College can be found at
    http://evergreen.edu/tour/gethere. Parking is free on weekends.

    CE credits?               
    Four continuing education credits are being requested for this workshop from the Washington State DSHS, the ATA, CCHI, and from the Administrator of the Courts.
    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else?         
    If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    In order to offer this workshop at this low price, no refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring snacks if you wish.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at simpsony@uw.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • St.Luke’s Rehab, Spokane


    Interpreting for Palliative Care by Cindy Roat

    Details coming soon.

    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Seahurst Park, Burien, WA (Coral Shelter)

    Come join us for food, drinks, and fun at our annual NOTIS picnic! It's a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and spend time with friends and family.

    Please bring a potluck dish, or item to grill. NOTIS will provide drinks, snacks, and charcoal for the barbecue. Feel free to bring your guitar, ukulele, or any other fun activity you'd like to share!

    Family and friends of all ages are welcome.  Please RSVP if possible so we can bring enough drinks and snacks. Simply click on "Register" to RSVP. Attendance is free.

    The Coral Shelter is located right along the beach. It is close to parking, the restrooms, and the playground. A map of the park is available here: Seahurst Park

    We have the shelter reserved until 8 pm, so you can stay as late as you like. Hope to see you there!

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital


    Interpreting in Dentistry and Oral Surgery workshop by Alaa Yassin and Layla Arab

    Details coming soon!

     

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Brightwater Conference Center


    NOTIS Court Interpreter Division

    Full-Day Training, 2 Workshops
    SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

    The Duty to Seek Justice (morning session)

    You see private attorneys and public defenders standing in line in court waiting to talk to the prosecuting attorney. How are deals struck? When is the prosecutor willing to go along with a deferred prosecution? Why $5000 bail and not $1000? Do questions like these haunt you and keep you awake at night? If so, come ask Redmond prosecutor Larry Mitchell your questions. He will give us a glimpse into the world of prosecutors.

    Impartiality at Any Cost? (afternoon session)

    Wondering how you'll get those ethics credits before the reporting period closes at the end of 2017? We have just the thing for you! Back by popular demand, our very own Milena Calderari-Waldron will be presenting a follow up to her 2015 ethics presentation. Milena brings a unique and informed perspective on interpreter ethics issues, so come and learn from this most engaging speaker.

    BRIGHTWATER CENTER
    Woodinville, WA

    STAY TUNED FOR FULL DETAILS COMING SOON!

    NOTIS will be requesting CEUs from ATA, Washington AOC, DSHS, Idaho and Oregon and California AOC. 

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