Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Trauma Informed Interpreting

  • 2

    Scenario Review #1

    • Scenario: Mental health, hard to hear...

    • Let's Review!

  • 3

    What is Trauma?

    • Objective and Definitions

    • Trauma and the Brain

    • Understanding Fight or Flight

  • 4

    Scenario Review #2

    • Scenario: Struggling student

    • Let's Review!

  • 5

    Being Trauma Informed

    • Trauma and the Role of the Interpreter

  • 6

    Scenario Review #3

    • Scenario: Triggers and Grounding

    • Let's Review!

  • 7

    Vicarious Trauma

    • Managing Vicarious Trauma

    • Self-care Planning

  • 8

    Strategies and Techniques

    • Grounding

  • 9


Continuing Education Credit Hours

This course has been pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit with the follow state AOC's and Organizations. If you don't see yours listed, please contact us at [email protected] so that we can make sure you get the credit you need!

  • Mississippi

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • More coming soon!

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Course Overview

As interpreters we are frequently called to provide service in settings with high emotional content. We often work with survivors of trauma and serve a crucial role in connecting them with services and providers.

Unfortunately, we may not always be appropriately prepared to provide service in a way that is trauma informed.

This course is the first step in understanding Trauma, its effects on us as humans, as interpreters, and the populations we serve.

Instructor: Alejandra Salinas

Alejandra Salinas, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and Clinical Care Practical skills    

Manager with the Immigration and Refugee Services Department at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. She earned her MSW from Tulane University in 2014 with a certificate in Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies. She has been serving disenfranchised populations in the Greater New Orleans area for the past 9 years, most recently focusing on immigrant youth and families. Alejandra is passionate about utilizing strengths-based approaches to provide trauma-responsive care to the communities of Greater New Orleans and beyond.

Enroll now!

Sign up today and start improving your simultaneous skills.

What you get...

Check out some of the awesome features you'll get with enrollment to this course.

  • Course led by LCSW, Alejandra Salinas

  • Language Neutral: No matter your language pairs, this course has tons of useful information and exercises.

  • Downloadable tools like a self-care plan to help you throughout your career

  • Study at your own pace, review as necessary

  • Certificate of Completion and appropriate credit hours where needed.

  • Pre-approved for Judicial CEUs in MS, CA, TX, FL, CO, TN

  • Pre-approved for credit hours with IMIA, (CCHI pending)