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    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
    • 0


    NOTIS and Seattle Children’s Hospital present 

    Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder 

    What is this?  This 7-hour workshop, designed for experienced interpreters, will prepare learners to provide interpreting services for patients with autism spectrum disorder, their families and the providers who serve them. Presented by two experts in the provision of autism services, this class will cover the following: 

    • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the diagnostic process and treatment options
    • The family perspective: living with autism
    • What interpreters can expect at medical and educational settings with patients who have autism spectrum disorder and their families
    • Specialized terminology in autism services commonly used in medical and educational settings
    • Interpreting practice
    • Special challenges for the interpreter

    Please note: the Autism Centers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Center have requested a list of interpreters who attend this workshop with the intention of giving them preference for appointments at their facilities. 

    Who is teaching?  Ginger Kwan is the Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families, a nonprofit, grassroots family support organization whose mission is to ensure that multicultural families whose loved ones have developmental/intellectual disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to information, resources and services. She is also a parent of a fine young man with autism. In both her professional work and personal life, Ginger is involved in serving diverse families with special needs. She believes that with appropriate language and cultural support, parents from refugee and immigrant communities and from communities of color will be empowered to make informed decisions and be strong advocates for their children with intellectual/developmental disabilities

    James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, Coordinator of Parent Education, Seattle Children’s Autism Center is a speech-language pathologist and directs education, training and outreach programs at the Autism Center. He has developed and teaches parent education courses following a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and curates the monthly Autism 200 lecture series. He is especially interested and engaged in addressing disparities in health equity with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Finally, he is one of the founding members of the Welcome Inclusion Initiative, a community initiative with the goal to encourage a more welcoming community for people with disabilities and social differences and their families.

    When?                       
    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 – 4:00, with one hour for lunch.

    Where?                      
    70th and Sand Point, Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
    6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Room 107/109. 

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

    Registration?           
    Via the web (before midnight on October 18th)
    Click the register button below to pay online.


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

    Via regular mail (payment must be received by October 18th)
    Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.

    Please note that participation in this workshop will be limited to the first 50 candidates to register.

    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after October 18th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 18th.

    Directions?               
    Directions to the 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building of Seattle Children’s Hospital (6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle) can be found at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/admin/map/.

    Free parking is available at 70th and Sand Point. When you enter the building, come down the main stairs and go right through the atrium to your right to Room 107/109.  

    Lunch?                      
    In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, no refreshments or lunch will be offered and there is no place to purchase food on site. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches, as there is a lovely atrium in which to eat. There is also a take-out deli a few blocks to the north.

    CE credits?  Six continuing education credits are approved from the WA AOC, CCHI, the ATA, and the Washington State DSHS.         
    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.

    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.
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Skagit Valley Hospital—Conference Room
    • 0

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    NOTIS and Skagit Valley Hospital present

    From Medical to Mental Health: Adapting Interpreting Techniques to Mental Health Settings 

    This all-day interactive workshop is designed to prepare experienced interpreters who have already received basic training to provide quality interpreting services in behavioral health settings. It will cover the following topics:     

    Introduction to Behavioral Health in the U.S.

    • Definition of “mental health
    • Types of appointments
    • Venues (medical facilities, courts, jails, detention centers, etc.)
    • Practitioners
    • Differences from other healthcare encounters
    • What practitioners are looking and listening for

    ·         Culture and Behavioral Health
    ·         Specialized Vocabulary
    ·         A brief discussion of interpreting for standardized psychological tests
    ·         A brief discussion of protocols in secured in-patient psychiatric facilities
    ·         Implications for adjusting interpreting protocols
    ·         Secondary Trauma and Self Care
    ·         Practice interpreting activity

    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 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 former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreter 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, October 28, 2017
    Check-in at 8:30 am. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with a half-hour for lunch

    Where?                    
    Skagit Valley Hospital—Conference Room
    1415 E Kincaid St, Mount Vernon WA 98274

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

    Registration?           
    Via the web   before midnight on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017.  
    Click “Register” button or click on the link at the bottom of this page and pay online. 


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

    Via regular mail (registrations must be received by Monday, October 23rd, 2017.  Fill out the form and select “invoice me” on payment page. A copy of invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.
    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

    Registration for this class will be limited to the first 45 applicants. There will be no on-site registration. 

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after
    Wednesday, October 25th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 25th. 

    Directions?               
    Directions to Skagit Valley Hospital can be found at http://www.skagitregionalhealth.org/locations/skagit-valley-hospital Parking on Saturdays is free and ample in the parking lots and on the streets around the hospital. Conference rooms are next to entrance 13E, which is in the southwest part of the main Skagit Valley Hospital building, between the Internal Medicine clinic and the Skagit Bistro. The closest street corner to entrance 13E is East Kincaid St and South 13th Street, next to parking lots P1 and P7.

    Lunch?                      
    In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. In addition, the hospital’s Bistro cafeteria is open on Saturdays, as is the Whidbey Coffee Stand a little farther down the same hall, with salads, pastries, yogurt, and some breakfast sandwiches in addition to all the usual espresso drinks.

    CE credits? Seven continuing education credits have been approved by ATA and CCHI, the Washington State DSHS, the Washington State AOC.              
    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.

    Questions about content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    • 35
    Register


    Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters; and Linguistic Considerations for Interpreters 

    Part I: This 2-hour workshop covers everything you, as a professional healthcare interpreter, need to know about keeping yourself and your patients safe in the complex and potentially dangerous environment of healthcare -- the same knowledge that every member of the healthcare team needs.

    • Learn how to keep yourself healthy, even when interpreting for people who are sick. (hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, vaccinations, appropriate dress)
    • Learn what to do if you are exposed to a serious infectious agent.
    • Learn how to respond to potential aggression or abuse from patients, health care staff, and the public
    • Learn what personal protective equipment you need to wear into various levels of surgical activity, including sedated-awake procedure areas with full OR protocols.
    • Learn how to keep your immune-suppressed patients safe if you have an infection.
    • Learn what to do in case of fire, infant abduction, bomb threat, aggressive patient, or chemical spill while in the hospital.

     Part II: As language professionals, interpreters must take into account more than just words when deciding how to appropriately convey messages. In this three-hour session, we will look at how people express themselves using non-verbal communication in addition to speech/signs, how different varieties of a language are understood and judged, and how we can learn to improve our listening skills to discover new layers of meaning.


    Who is teaching? Linda Golley holds a Masters of Organization Management and a BA in Political Economy. Committed to improving care for all communities, she has managed outpatient clinics at Harborview, the University of Washington Medical Center, and Community Health Centers of King County. Currently, Ms. Golley manages Interpreter Services at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is an experienced trainer of nurses and healthcare interpreters.

    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, November 18, 2017
    Check-in at 9:30. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:30am to sign in.
    Part I from 10:00 – 12 noon; Part II from 12:30 to 3:30pm

    Where?                      
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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

    Registration?           
    Via the web
    (November 15th)
    Click on the Registration button below to register.

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

    Via regular mail (payment must be received by November 11th)
    Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.


    Please submit a separate registration for each person registering. 

    Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants. 

    There will be no on-site registration the day of the event.

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after November 15th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before November 15th.

    Directions?               
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is located at 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle 98109.

    CE credits?               
    Five continuing education credits are being requested for this workshop from the ATA, from CCHI, from the Washington State DSHS 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 plan to bring your own lunch/snacks as there will be a short break between sessions.

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

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
    • 17
    Register


    NOTIS and Seattle Children’s Hospital present 

    Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Second Offering

    This 7-hour workshop, designed for experienced interpreters, will prepare learners to provide interpreting services for patients with autism spectrum disorder, their families and the providers who serve them. Presented by two experts in the provision of autism services, this class will cover the following: 

    • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the diagnostic process and treatment options
    • The family perspective: living with autism
    • What interpreters can expect at medical and educational settings with patients who have autism spectrum disorder and their families
    • Specialized terminology in autism services commonly used in medical and educational settings
    • Interpreting practice
    • Special challenges for the interpreter

    Please note: the Autism Centers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Center have requested a list of interpreters who attend this workshop with the intention of giving them preference for appointments at their facilities. 

    Who is teaching?  Ginger Kwan is the Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families, a nonprofit, grassroots family support organization whose mission is to ensure that multicultural families whose loved ones have developmental/intellectual disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to information, resources and services. She is also a parent of a fine young man with autism. In both her professional work and personal life, Ginger is involved in serving diverse families with special needs. She believes that with appropriate language and cultural support, parents from refugee and immigrant communities and from communities of color will be empowered to make informed decisions and be strong advocates for their children with intellectual/developmental disabilities

    Felice Orlich, PhD, is the Director of Community Outreach at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Autism Center. From New York to California and from San Diego to Seattle, Dr. Orlich has provided psychiatric services to children and their families, with a special focus on Autism Spectrum disorders. Her clinical interests also include diagnosis and interdisciplinary evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with Aspergers and high functioning Autism and co-occurring medical, educational and psychiatric needs. She works with children with social anxiety, adjustment to chronic medical, in particular neurological issues, and neuropsychological assessment.

    When?                       
    Saturday, December 9th, 2017
    Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 – 4:00, with one hour for lunch.

    Where?                      
    70th and Sand Point, Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
    6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Room 107/109. 

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

    Registration?           
    Via the web (before midnight on December 6th)
    Click the register button below to pay online.


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

    Via regular mail (payment must be received by December 6th)
    Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.

    Please note that participation in this workshop will be limited to the first 50 candidates to register.

    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

    Refunds?                  
    We regret that no refunds can be given after December 6th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 18th.

    Directions?               
    Directions to the 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building of Seattle Children’s Hospital (6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle) can be found at http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/admin/map/.

    Free parking is available at 70th and Sand Point. When you enter the building, come down the main stairs and go right through the atrium to your right to Room 107/109.  

    Lunch?                      
    In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, no refreshments or lunch will be offered and there is no place to purchase food on site. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches, as there is a lovely atrium in which to eat. There is also a take-out deli a few blocks to the north.

    CE credits?  Six continuing education credits are approved by the WA AOC, CCHI, the ATA, the Washington State DSHS.          
    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.

    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.
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