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Webinar #8. August 31, 2017 at 2-3:30 pm ET/ 1-2:30 pm CT/ 11 am-12:30 pm PT
Managing Momentous Moments: Interpreters and Trauma Exposure
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CCHI has invited Nora Goodfriend-Koven, MPH, to present this free CE webinar. The webinar will provide an overview of how interpreters experience trauma through their work and will address some of the strategies to minimize its impact. In the past, providing services to trauma survivors was considered secondary exposure. Now, increasingly, it is seen as another vehicle of primary trauma.
This webinar is accredited by CEAP/CCHI for 1.25 CE hours and is intended for intermediate- and advanced-level interpreters who have experience interpreting in various healthcare settings.
Nora Goodfriend-Koven, MPH, has been dedicated to issues of equity and health for over 3 decades. Presently she is a free-lance Spanish interpreter and a trainer of interpreters. A former fulltime and currently adjunct professor at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in the Health Education Department, Ms. Goodfriend-Koven was the lead instructor coordinator of the HealthCare Interpreter Certificate Program, where she currently teaches an occasional short-term course. She also taught “Trauma Response and Recovery” and continues to provide workshops on the interface of interpreting and mental health issues. Prior to her work at CCSF Nora worked for the San Francisco public health department where she provided community-based prevention programs to the Latino and Spanish speaking community. She did similar trainings in Belarus and Ukraine for survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion. Nora is a lead author of Healing Voices, a 1-week training for experienced interpreters who interpret in extreme circumstances of torture and trauma survivorship. Nora has also consulted internationally on the topics of HIV/AIDS prevention (Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru) and disaster mental health (Belarus, Ukraine). She is on the board of directors of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association and Walden Center and School, an arts-based primary non-profit educational institution. She is a certified Administrative Hearing Interpreter in the state of California for Spanish/English interpretation. Ms. Goodfriend-Koven received her BA in Latin American Studies and Anthropology from UCSC, and her MPH in Health Education from SJSU. She resides in the East Bay and in West Marin.