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AUSIT Tasmania Branch presents: Family Violence Training for Interpreters - Two Day Conference - NEW DATES 5 & 6 February 2022 - Reminder and UPDATE on COVID-19 requirements

  • 05 February 2022
  • 10:00 AM (TDT)
  • 06 February 2022
  • 4:00 PM (TDT)
  • University of Tasmania - Hobart and Launceston (Newnham)
  • 518

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NAT: AUSIT Tasmania Branch

Family Violence Training
for Interpreters


Saturday 5 February 2022 - Hobart
10.00am to 5.00pm AEDT
(in-person and Zoom online)


Sunday 6 February 2022 - Launceston
10.00am to 4.00pm AEDT
(in-person only)



NEW DATES!

***** Previous Registrants MUST re-register ****


This initiative is presented by AUSIT and is supported by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments under the National Partnership on COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Responses.

AUSIT TAS in collaboration with the Department of Communities Tasmania of the Tasmanian Government is offering two, one-day workshops for free on
Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings on Saturday 05 February 2022 in
Hobart, and Sunday 06 February 2022 in Launceston with Saturday's main lectures
and panel discussion being live-streamed for all AUSIT members and non-member contacts Australia-wide.


 

Overview

It is essential that all interpreters are adequately equipped to meet the need of their culturally and linguistically diverse clients for specialised language services, especially conveying themes of family violence in various professional settings.  Disclosure of family violence may occur in a variety of settings when interpreting - not only in ones such as emergency services, the magistrates court of women's services.

The workshops will include lectures delivered by renown academics in the field, who will be addressing all key issues including:

  • Safety for Interpreters - Practical Work & Dilemmas
  • Physical & Psychological Effects of Family Violence and Abuse
  • Coercive Behaviour & Harassment
  • What happens in Court?
  • Meetings with Community Services


Presenters

Dr Erika Gonzalez
is a Senior Lecturer in translating and interpreting studies at RMIT University. She is also the National President of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).  Her research interests focus on the professionalisation of community T & I and the impact language barriers have on non-English speakers.  Erika is actively involved in the organisation and delivery of national Professional Development initiatives Australia-wide and lobbying for the improvement of professional standards for the translating & interpreting profession.
She believes that in multicultural societies quality T&I services are paramount to enable social equity.  Her work and efforts as an academic and researcher are focused on achieving such a goal.

Olga Garcia-Caro is a Lecturer in RMIT's Translating and Interpreting Program where she teaches T&I theoretical courses, discourse analysis and specialist health interpreting practice.  Olga is a certified Spanish interpreter and translator with extended experience in community settings and more specifically in health and mental health interpreting. Olga's research interest is in interpreting in domestic violence service settings. She is currently developing specialist training in this field which draws from the findings of her PhD research conducted in Victoria. This study was the first in Australia, in the discipline of Interpreting Studies, to explore the experiences of CALD women, service providers and interpreters in domestic violence service settings.  Olga's research was granted the Carolyn Allport Scholarship in feminist studies for the contribution to identifying what specialist training is needed to better meet the needs of women, service providers and interpreters.  

Avalon Tissue is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with individuals from refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds. Avalon is the Clinical Lead at the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program at the University of New South Wales, a free counselling program which helps refugee and asylum-seekers recover from symptoms of stress related to traumatic experiences. She has experience training and working collaboratively with translators and interpreters to assist individuals with mental health difficulties including stress and complex trauma. Avalon also works with children and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within a community health setting.  Avalon holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney.

Despina Amanatidou is a Certified Interpreter and Translator (English>Greek) who works full time as a medical interpreter and has over ten years' experience. Despina has been a member of the Australian Institute Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) Victorian/Tasmanian branch committee since 2016.  She currently serves on the AUSIT executive board as Vice-president for Events and Professional Development. Despina has thorough understanding of all aspects of organising professional development events and is passionate about quality as well as strengthening collaborations between the stakeholders within the T&I industry. 


Locations


HOBART - Session 1 Saturday 5 February 2022
In-person attendance (and Zoom online - see below)
University of Tasmania Medical Science Precinct
Lecture Theatre 2
17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
10.00am - 5.00pm AEDT

LAUNCESTON - Session 2 Sunday 6 February 2022

In-person attendance
University of Tasmania
Faculty of Arts Building L
Lecture Theatre 9, Room 151
Newnham Drive, Newnham, TAS, 7248
10.00am - 4.00pm AEDT

Members and non-members from all States
are welcome to join in with the sessions to be live-streamed via Zoom online from Hobart on Saturday 5 February 2022 which will include:

1.  11.00am - 1.00pm (AEDT)
- Interpreting Trauma in Domestic and Family Violence Settings - Olga Garcia-Caro
- Addressing Vicarious Trauma within the T&I Industry - Avalon Tissue

2.  2.00pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)
-
What the Experts Say: Interpreting in Family Violence Settings Panel Discussion

Please NOTE:  The events in Hobart and Launceston are in-person Seminars, which you must register for separately, as well as a further registration choices for the live-streamed Webinars on Saturday 5 February 2022. 

Click on the Registration link below
to be diverted to the registration page where you must CHOOSE the specific day/type of event you wish to register for.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination requirement: All in-person registrations must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination at the door to be allowed entry to both the Hobart and Launceston venues;

  • We are keeping an eye on the ongoing COVID-19 situation and will keep you advised of any changes to in-person attendance prior to the closing date (ie if has to be changed to online Zoom attendance);

  • Cancellations - numbers are limited for in-person and online streaming; if you need to cancel please as a courtesy email admin@ausit.org to advise prior to the closing date of 31.1.22.


PD Logbook
: Level - Intermediate


Please  consult the NAATI Recertification Catalogue to allocate the relevant PD Points - downloadable from www.naati.com.au.  
Some activities can be included under different categories, so please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification purposes.

For any enquiries, please email tas@ausit.org.

Regards

AUSIT Tasmania Branch Committee


Supported by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the National Partnership on COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Responses.



 


Hobart - Saturday 5 February 2022

Launceston - Sunday 6 February 2022





 


HOBART - University of Tasmania
Medical Science Precinct
Lecture Theatre 2
17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
(PLUS on-line streaming from the comfort of your own space)

 LAUNCESTON - University of Tasmania
Faculty of Arts Building L
Lecture Theatre 9, Room 151
Newnham Drive, Newnham, TAS, 7248





 


ALL MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS - FREE







REGISTER HERE

CLOSING DATE 31 January 2022




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