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Working with Interpreters

This training will engage participants in interactive discussions and activities related to working with interpreters in healthcare and social service settings. The day will begin with an overview of the language diversity in the US and Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, we will review some common language barriers that occur in health care and social service settings. Other hands-on activities, such as discussions using case studies, will offer additional opportunities to identify barriers and strategies to working with interpreters in real-life situations.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize trends in the US and Mid-Atlantic region regarding linguistically-diverse populations.
  • Describe language barriers that may occur in healthcare and social service settings.
  • Identify at least three steps to working with interpreters.
  • List resources for interpreter-related issues.




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