17mar6:00 pm8:00 pmFunerals Panel and How We Approach the Work0.2 PS 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT Virtual Workshop - Zoom Provided/Sponsored By: This program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
English with ASL Interpretation
$20 for Minnesota Metro and Out of State Interpreters
FREE for Interpreters who reside in Greater Minnesota Regions
Greater MN Interpreters, enter the Coupon Code that was provided in your email. Don’t have the Coupon Code? Email us before registering at firstname.lastname@example.org
All workshop registrations are final. No refunds.
0.2 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.2 PS CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
Are you feeling like interpreting for funerals is not your thing? Think again! Our
1. Participants will be able to walk through the 4 domains and decide if this assignment is for them.
2. Participants will be given 3 different styles on how to approach the work.
3. Participants will be able to ask all their questions and discuss their fears related to this work.
4. Participants will be given ways to administer self care to in turn feel proud that they interpreted for this much needed niche’.
5. Participants will be given names to contact before the interpreting assignment to discuss any challenges they have with the materials.
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Pamela Wellumson, CSC, published author, business owner, interpreter since 1981. Aka lover of life.
Charmaine Koppinger is an ASL Interpreter for 37+ years, NAD 5 certified, a graduate of Miracles in the Marketplace International, and a licensed and ordained minister of Christians United Ministries, with an emphasis on Deaf Ministry since 2014. As an ASL practitioner, the wholistic approach of mind, body, and spirit is integrated in the work as an interpreter. This is particularly true when people are grieving various types of losses and need community, such as at a funeral/memorial/celebration of life, where inner healing is in process. Her Deaf mother helped found 2 local deaf churches; Highland Park Deaf Church, St Paul, 1972 (now renamed Deaf Life Church), and Pleasant View Deaf Assembly, Spring Lake Park, MN, 1983, where she experienced full immersion of Deaf Culture in a tightly held community, experiencing various cycles of life in a church family. Her first interpreting jobs were often funerals for people in her own community based on relationship vs costly unknown interpreters. Interpreting funerals is a privilege of being purposeful for another in their intimate, raw moments of taking steps forward. In grief one’s world around can feel like it’s detached or slowed down. Our presence makes a difference.
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”. – Theodore Rosevelt
Dixie Duncan, RID CI CT, NAD 5 and QMHI, has been employed with ASLIS for 8 years now. As part of the ASLIS team, Dixie interprets and coordinates the North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota region. Dixie has been a certified ASL interpreter for more than 30 years, and interpreting for funerals for 25 years. She has specialized training in Atypical Language of the deaf as well as mental health interpreting and holds her QMHI certification. Dixie has been married 25 years and they have five beautiful daughters and one grandchild. She keeps herself busy outside of work by spending time with family and friends.
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This program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.