Self Care for Interpreters
Beth Klein and CW Tillman
0.7 CEUs in Professional Studies Offered
Where: Virginia Western Community College, Fralin Center, Room HP356 3022 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9a-5p
Cost: VRID Members - $70, Non Members - $85, VRID Student Members - $50
POC: Diane Dorrell - email@example.com
WRAP is the Wellness Recovery Action Plan that was initially developed for people to maintain their mental health. It is easily modifiable to utilize its concepts for anything in our life. WRAP has been modified to assist people with money management, diabetes, relationships, time management, etc. WRAP consists of five key concepts – hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. By utilizing each of these things participants can build a WRAP Plan that is divided into seven sections: Wellness Toolbox, Daily Maintenance, Early Warning Signs, Triggers, Crisis Plan and Post-Crisis Plan.
By using these seven sections interpreters can develop their own plan to keep themselves physically and mentally well in their professional and personal lives. Self-monitoring is a large aspect of WRAP and being able to identify things such as fatigue (mental and physical), compassion fatigue, and other signs of negative symptoms you might experience.
Co-Presenters Biographies:Beth Klein
Beth has been working with the Deaf community for over 15 years in a variety of roles. Currently provides employment services through Employment Solutions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, LLC and is the Executive Director and Founder of PAH, Inc., a non-profit organization which provides advocacy and outreach for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing based in Prince William County. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and she has a Master’s level certificate in Deaf Blindness from Northern Illinois University. Also, she participated in a nationally recognized one month intensive Rehab Counseling for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults: Orientation to Deafness at Western Oregon University. Also, Beth is a Nationally Certified Employment Specialist (Job Coach), Certified Work Incentives Specialist, and holds state level credentials in interpreting. Beth has been a Certified WRAP Facilitator since 2014.
Beth and her husband are active in the farm to table initiative and volunteer with a weekly food pantry in their community.
CW is the Director of Outreach for PAH, Inc. providing services to individuals that are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in Prince William County, VA. He has a strong background in disability advocacy and mental health. CW has a degree in ASL Interpreting and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is a certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator. Volunteerism is important to him as well. He serves on a national suicide prevention taskforce, is the board president of the Disability Law Center of Virginia, and was part of the ADA Legacy Project Tour team.
Target Audience: Sign Language Interpreters; Novice to Advanced.
CEUs: VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.7 CEUs in the content area of professional studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.
Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by September 12, 2015, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date.
Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Diane Dorrell, firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2015. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.