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UMTIA: Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association, A Chapter of the ATA


Minneapolis Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue Support Group

  • 12 Nov 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Whittier Clinic, 2810 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis MN 55408
  • 24


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Minneapolis Interpreter Support Group

Medical or legal, spoken or sign language; whatever the discipline, interpreters act as both witnesses and narrators of many aspects of trauma,  which over time can impact mental health and emotional well-being.

Nobody knows what it is like to be an interpreter as well as another interpreter. It can be a stressful and exhausting job, especially when we interpret distressing or horrific stories. This support group will include education related to stress and self care as well as dedicated time to support each other, ask questions, and share experiences. Come to receive support, learn something new, or to support others!

This workshop is a continuation of previous sessions, but you can come to one or to all. You may also bring along as your guest others who represent your current support group: partners, friends, spouses, co-workers.

Presenter:  Radia Hassen

Radia Hassen has an extensive background in Community Development and Education including positions as an Undergraduate Instructor and Technical Assistant at Hawassa University in Ethiopia, a Field Extension Agent for Winrock International in rural Ethiopia and Advisor to the Minister and State Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children’s Affairs Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ms Hassen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Science and Technology from Hawassa University in Ethiopa, a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from the Institute of Hotel Management in New Dehli, India, and a Masters of Business Administration from Jamia Hamdard University, in New Dehli, India. She also has many certifications including training on International Conflict Resolution in Feldafing, Germany.

Currently, Radia is a Community Outreach Leader in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, with a primary focus on the Oromo community, and is an active volunteer at Lift Kids, a St. Paul-based non-profit that supports leaders to develop sustainable village communities. She is also currently working as a medical interpreter for Amharic and Oromo language in HCMC.

November 12th, 2016

 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Whittier Clinic

2810 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408


 Online registration (up to November 11th) click here

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Preregistered Members: $5.00
Preregistered Non-members: $10.00

Same day registration: 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  All: $10.00

Pay by check or cash

If you do not register ahead of time, please arrive BEFORE 8:45       


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