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Ayuda's Breaking Silence: Victim Services Interpreter Training

Next Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 2:00pm


Do you care deeply about seeing crime victims overcome trauma by connecting them to vital services? Would you like to gain the skills necessary to work directly with crime victims? If so, then we have fantastic news to share! Ayuda’s Language Access Program will be holding another session of Breaking Silence: Interpreting for Victim Services interpreter training this September 2022!

About the Breaking Silence training:

Breaking Silence is a free, 4-day hybrid training course during which interpreters gain the skills necessary to work directly with crime victims. Interpreters who have taken this training are excellent candidates to later apply to accept work from Ayuda’s Victim Services Interpreter Bank.

The Breaking Silence training is not for individuals who are just beginning their training as interpreters. You need some level of experience and existing training in order to complete and contribute to this training course. The subject matter contained in the Breaking Silence training is complex and sensitive, necessitating qualified and experienced professional interpreters.

The training will take place via Zoom on September 16th through 17th and September 23rd through 24th from 10 am to 2 pm all four days. This is a hybrid training course. Attendees will be required to complete self-paced work prior to each live session.

Instructions on how to apply:

  • Please note that Ayuda is NOT accepting applications submitted via email or postal service unless extenuating circumstances exist, in which case applicants must notify Language Access staff at [email protected].
  • You can apply for the Breaking Silence training by visiting this link.
  • The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 24th.

Language Access staff will notify applicants of their application status near the end of August. You can learn more about the training by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.