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

Event

The Reality of Suicide: What Interpreters and Translators Need to Know

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom.

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The Reality of Suicide: What Interpreters and Translators Need to Know 


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

Suicide is a topic that we and many in society aren't comfortable talking about until we have to. Suicide is a reality that does not discriminate; it doesn't care who you are or the community to which you belong, it can affect anyone. This educational event will be led and presented by an interpreter, educator and sibling suicide loss survivor. This webinar will be an open and honest conversation about what professional interpreters and translators need to know about suicide: the facts, statistics, warning signs, risk factors, terminology, myths, and prevention. Let's talk.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Interpreter and translator participants will identify different warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for suicide.
  2. Participants will discuss current trends and statistics related to suicide and how this might impact the work they do.
  3. Participants will review common terminology related to suicide and discuss how it is accurate or non-accurate for the situation.


PRESENTER: TARRA GRAMMENOS, M.S., SC:L, NIC ADVANCED

Tarra Grammenos, M.S., SC:L, NIC Advanced, holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate in Legal Interpreting, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology of Deviance, and Associates Degree in ASL/English Interpreting. Born and raised in Minnesota, Tarra has been a freelance ASL/English interpreter for 15+ years and recently finished her four year term as president of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID). Since the death of her youngest brother to suicide, she has spent the past four years taking and presenting workshops on suicide. She attends suicide survivor support groups, hosts an ASL survivor day event for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in November, and often interprets webinars on suicide as well .


Date:
       
Thursday, September 29, 2022
                  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CDT)


Location:
  
Online via Zoom. The link to join the workshop will be provided closer to the event date.
Location:   **This webinar will not be recorded**

CEUs:     2 hours ATA - CCHI - IMIA 
       

Cost:       FREE   


Please Note: September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and UMTIA is proud to offer this important workshop to all members of our community to raise awareness on suicide. This workshop is free of charge. In lieu of registration, please consider a donation to the organizations and causes below. Your support is appreciated:


Attendees MUST be present for the entire duration of the event to receive a CEU Certificate. We will be taking attendance. 

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