This webinar is for professional interpreters and service providers who work with interpreters in domestic violence settings.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence published six recommendations relating to interpreting services. The final report concluded that interpreting services were inadequate and highlighted the need for training in relation to understanding the nature and dynamics of family violence. Disclosures and discussions of domestic violence may occur in a range of service settings – not only in expected ones such as police, family court or women’s services. It is important that all interpreters, regardless of their usual field of practice, are appropriately prepared in order to meet the needs of professionals, CALD clients and their own practice when working in these settings. This webinar will provide an introduction to this specialist field of work as well as a series of useful resources for independent study.
After completing the webinar, you will gain:
Olga Garcia-Caro lectures in the Master of Translating and Interpreting program at RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Olga conducted research in the field of Interpreting in Domestic Violence service settings which aimed at exploring experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women victims of domestic violence, service providers and interpreters. Olga is interested in the development of specialised training for interpreters practising in this area of work.