NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents
Interpreting for forensic Evaluations
Presented by Robin Ragan, Jordan Greenbaum
Forensic evaluations are used in many contexts including healthcare settings, legal criminal proceedings, and immigration hearings. A successful forensic evaluation often requires the interviewee to detail uncomfortable and upsetting information about their lives. In this workshop, participants will learn from a physician and a certified medical interpreter about the format, flow, and questions contained in a typical forensic evaluation, as well as best practices for conducting the interview via an interpreter. We will discuss pre-session preparation, tips for establishing rapport, and strategies for working with clients using a trauma-informed approach. The workshop will involve didactic teaching with extensive participant interaction and discussion in addition to a one-hour practice period in which attendees will work on three realistic scenarios the trainers have identified as particularly difficult. Finally, we will conclude with a discussion of additional training resources and ways to get involved in forensic evaluations moving forward.
Describe the format and purpose of a Forensic Evaluation
Summarize the trauma-informed approach to interpretation during a forensic evaluation
Describe challenges for interpreters and providers
Name coping strategies for the interpreter to avoid secondary traumatic stress
Know how to get involved
When? Saturday, October 21, 2023, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PST. Check-in begins five minutes before the starting time. Class from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST.
Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet
This workshop will be recorded.
Cost? $70 NOTIS members, $100 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these requirements before proceeding with your registration.
Registration? Via the web (before midnight on October 17th, 2023). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.
|| Credits Requested
| Washington State DSHS
|| 4 general
Approved (Approval number: 719)
|| 4 performance
|| 4 general
|| 4 (Category A)
|| 1 performance base hour and 2.5 instructional hours (CEAP ID #10229)
|| 0.35 (Education Registry ID23-1163)
NOTS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned. NOTIS does not warranty the replacement of lost certificates.
Who is teaching? Robin Ragan is a professor of Spanish at Knox College in Illinois, teaching in a translation and interpreter training program designed by her. She earned her CMI-Spanish since 2016, and is a Illinois state court interpreter as well. In 2020 she earned the Global Engagement Initiative Award from the American Council on Teachers of Foreign Languages Global for her translation and interpreting program at Knox, and a Humanities Innovation Grant from the Modern Languages Association to support new coursework on “Interpreting for Crisis Contexts in Immigration”. Robin is also a collaborator with Americans Against Language Barriers where she trains future medical interpreters and frequently teaches units on Modes, Roles, Ethics and Vicarious Trauma. She interprets for psychosocial evaluations on a weekly basis through her work with immigrant populations and asylum seekers.
Jordan Greenbaum, MD is the former medical director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, and past medical director of the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a retired child abuse physician living in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Greenbaum is a board member of the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and a past president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She has provided training and technical assistance to international school staff, health and mental health professionals, as well as social workers, law enforcement officers and prosecutors globally to improve the community response to child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. She provides training and technical assistance regarding the trauma-informed, rights-based approach to interacting with children and families who have experienced trauma related to sexual, physical or community violence, and forced migration. Dr. Greenbaum assisted in the creation of the material for this training and is a co-trainer.
Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.
Refunds? No refunds can be given after October 17th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credit to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.
Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.
Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.
Questions? Email to office manager