LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services Hosts a 40-Hour Training for Healthcare Interpreters

LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services and REACH-reaching diversity

will hold a 40-hour healthcare workshop for interpreters who work in

healthcare. The 5-day training will meet the minimum requirements for

Interpreters who seek Certification as a Medical Interpreter.

Southern California’s diversity gives the region its rich cultural

environment and the need for individuals who can speak several

languages. Especially in health care, patients and medical personnel

need interpreters who can orally transfer a message from one spoken

language into another. To assure that all patients receive the care they

need, receiving services from a certified interpreter is essential.

The Connection World Training for Healthcare Interpreters will be held

in five one-day sessions on June 9, 10, 23, 24 and 30th from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Goodwill SOLAC’s main office at 800 W. Pacific Coast

Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90806.

Chuck Scarpaci, Director of LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services,

said, “Hosting this workshop is an extension of our services.

Interpreting is the conversion of meaning from one language to another

language, not necessarily word for word. Words do not have meaning,

meaning has words,” said Scarpaci.

Presented by Rosanna Balistreri, MA, the training includes an

introduction to the California Healthcare Interpreting Association’s

Standards for Healthcare Interpreters, an overview of ethical

principles, standardized interpreting protocols, roles interventions,

and an ethical decision making process is provided. The training also

includes interpreting practice and case studies. In addition, medical

terminology is woven into practice activities each day of the training.

To register for the workshop or for more information, call LiNKS Sign

Language & Interpreting Services, a division of Goodwill SOLAC, (voice)

888-742-0070, email:

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