The Secure Facilities Interpreter Recruitment and Retention Program identifies areas where interpreters need support to prevent burn-out/fatigue and addresses the unique challenges posed by working in secured facilities. Examples of these places include acute healthcare treatment facilities and jails/prison.
M2E is a program designed to improve communication access across Greater Minnesota! We aim to connect our Deaf and hearing mentors with MN interpreters who want to improve their skills to excel in the realm of community interpreting.
This program provides up to $400 for interpreters to attend in-depth learning opportunities and workshops that would otherwise be inaccessible.
We are excited to offer an exciting new program for Greater MN interpreters interested in healthcare interpreting.
If you are a nationally certified interpreter with little to no healthcare interpreting experience, live in Greater MN (or meet our new eligibility requirements), this program is for you!
This eight-week legal series will focus on the American Judicial System, engaging participants by utilizing modules developed by Project CLIMB’s legal training, publications, supporting materials, and small group remote meetings. Through selected portions of module content and weekly meetings, the participants will study some key differences between Federal and State courts, Civil Law and Criminal Law, and Family and Juvenile courts. Participants will explore the interpreter’s role and responsibilities when working within these different parts of the legal system.
Have you ever experienced leaving a job not feeling good about what happened? Interpreters often work alone, with no one to provide guidance or feedback. How do interpreters develop their best practices and ethical standards if they don’t talk about it with their peers? Supervision.
Supervision, also known as case conferencing, is a way to reflect on our work, sometimes called case conferencing. It is an intentional professional practice between trained supervisors and practitioner. It provides a way to think about our work to promote ethical and competent services to the consumers we serve.
The MedStart program is designed to give interpreters a baseline of skills through structured sessions, independent homework, clinical and consultation hours, and post-program assessment when working in medical settings. This program adapts the “Body Language” curriculum developed by the CATIE Center for structured group learning to help novice interpreters establish competency in healthcare settings.