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

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Interpreting in Cases of Domestic Violence

  • 22 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • United & Children's Hospital, Conference Hall - Lower level, John Nasseff Medical Center, 255 Smith Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55102

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Interpreting in Cases of Domestic Violence

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop will explore the critical role of interpreters interacting with survivors of domestic violence in various settings (legal, medical, law enforcement, etc.). We will introduce the dynamics of domestic violence and resources available to survivors of domestic violence that interpreters should be aware of. This presentation will be put on by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina domestic violence organization with over 35 years of experience supporting immigrant survivors of domestic violence in the Twin Cities metro area.

PRESENTERS:
ROSARIO DE LA TORRE & SARAHI MATEO from CASA ESPERANZA

ROSARIO DE LA TORRE: Co-Director of Family Advocacy & Initiatives Co-Director for Casa de Esperanza

Rosario has been working at Casa de Esperanza for sixteen years. Rosario is an experienced advocate in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and victimization. A responsive and accomplished professional, she has demonstrated leadership and organizational skills. Her success in her current position is, in part, a testimony to her communications skills—both among her staff and across the organization. She has vast training, advocacy, court advocacy, and crisis line management experience; she is a highly respected and experienced advocate. 

SARAHI MATEO: Lead Advocate for Casa Esperanza

Originally from Mexico and having resided in Minnesota for over 15 years, Sarahi has the ability to connect and support victims and survivors of domestic violence. Having joined Casa de Esperanza in 2014, Sarahi has grown her leadership skills within the organization and now serves as the Lead Advocate. Her experience and direct service includes community advocacy services for Latin@s with a focus on transitional housing assistance, economic empowerment for survivors, court advocacy, crisis line management, and Refugio support and services. Sarahi knows the importance of working with the family as a whole and strives to achieve safety and stability for all participants and their children.


Date:        Saturday, February 22, 2020
                  
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location:  United & Children's Hospital
             
      Conference Hall - Lower level
                 John Nasseff Medical Center
                         255 Smith Avenue North
 
                   St. Paul, MN 55102

CEUs:       3 ATA CE points

Cost:        $ 20 for members
                  $ 40 for non-members   

                  $ 45 on-site registration (for all)


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