Becoming A Trauma Informed Interpreter For Survivors Of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault In the Deaf Community | Sign language Studios LLC

Contact Phone
(615) 200-0237 (Voice)
Alternate Phone
(615) 434-5676 (Video Phone)
Event Type
Professional Development,
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Virtual Workshop
Presented in ASL

May 30, 2024
0.2 PPO CEUs

Workshop Description: 
This 2 hour comprehensive workshop is designed for interpreters who are committed to enhancing their skills and knowledge to support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Deaf community effectively. Interpreters play a critical role in facilitating communication between survivors and service providers, and a trauma informed approach is essential to provide empathetic and sensitive interpretation services in these situations.

Join DAWN as they provide a detailed approach on being intentional with our work to ensure we do not reinforce oppression.

*This workshop was hosted by SLS in October 2023 and is Archived in our self-paced workshop library. You cannot receive RID CEU credit on this again if you took it previously.*

About DeafDAWN: 
DAWN is a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and transformative justice-based agency that provides multi-facted services to the survivors and the community. We provide direct services and education addressing power-based violence.

DAWN’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and reduce abuse in the Deaf community in the Washington, DC area. We emphasize that all forms of violence are intersectional. Working with survivors who have many identities we recognize that individuals and society decrease the right to one’s own safety and autonomy.

We at DAWN, remind ourselves of the importance of being intentional with our work to ensure that we do not reinforce oppression especially by discounting any of the intersectional identities of Deaf Survivors.

DAWN recognizes and believes in our commitment to promote healthy relationships and reduce violence in the Deaf community by recognizing the power, control, and violence caused by all forms of oppression which cause violence to Deaf people of all identities. With this mission, survivors can live their lives in the true meaning of dignity and self-worth.

Educational Outcomes: 
Interpreters will -

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the unique challenges and barriers faced by Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Apply trauma-informed principles and practices when providing interpretation services in sensitive situations, fostering a safe and supportive environment for survivors.
  • Enhance their cultural competency by recognizing and respecting the diverse needs, preferences, and identities within the Deaf community
  • Acquire specialized terminology and vocabulary related to domestic violence and sexual assault to ensure accurate interpretation..

Should you require any accommodations, please contact us at This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias. Sign Language Studios is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program will offer 0.2 PS CEUs, at the SOME Content Knowledge Level.

For a full refund, cancel registration by May 9, 2024.

** Upon purchasing this workshop, you will be sent a Zoom link via PDF. Please keep this PDF in a easy-to-access location for day of workshop. **

Updated: April 1, 2024