Checking for understanding, clarification, cultural mediation
CHIA decision-making guidelines
The client as cultural expert
Stereotyping and bias
UNIT FOUR: Community Services
Interpreting in Health Care ▪ Interpreting in Educational Settings ▪ Interpreting for Human Services
Unit Four is presented according to the needs of the audience. If participants come primarily from one sector (e.g., health care), that sector alone will be discussed during this unit. Otherwise, all three areas will be covered, in addition to legal interpreting and terminology.
Introduction to legal interpreting
Community vs. legal interpreting
Overview of the U.S. health care system and/or
Overview of human and social services in the U.S. and/or
Overview of the U.S. Department of Education (with a focus on K-12 schools)
Professional concerns, e.g., signing as a witness; liability; interpreter insurance
Terminology in community services (may address medical, educational or social services, or all three sectors) and use of dictionaries and aids.
UNIT FIVE: Standards of Practice
Standards of practice for community interpreters: national standards and best practices.