Interpreting for the Child Witness

One of the most challenging situations in any court environment is interpreting for children as witnesses or victims. Because of the emotional charge involved, as well as our natural instinct to protect all children, this type of setting requires a special set of skills, both affective and linguistic.

This language-specific presentation will underscore the most important differences between interpreting for adults and interpreting for children. We will also discuss some techniques which will help you better meet the demands these encounters place on your energy and attention. This will in turn allow you to be more effective in conveying the child’s message. Resources for future study will also be provided.

Language:  Spanish
Level:         All skill levels are welcome

NOTE:  By request, this workshop can be taught in a non-language specific format.

 

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