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Vicarious Trauma Among Interpreters

Ms. Ludmila “Mila” Golovine, is owner of Houston’s MasterWord Services, ranked as one of the Top 50 Globally and Top 14 North American largest language services provider. Ms. Golovine will talk about vicarious trauma, which is defined as the occupational challenge from working in the fields of victim services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire services, and other allied professions, due to continuous exposure to victims of trauma and violence. Ms. Golovine will focus primarily on how vicarious trauma affects the interpreting profession and she will discuss several strategies that language service professionals can utilize to cope with trauma exposure.

MasterWord is a woman-owned business founded in 1993 providing translation, localization, spoken and sign language interpreting, translator and interpreter training and assessments, cultural competency training, and other language support services to enable language access and ensure success of international organizations, projects, and initiatives in over 250 languages with 120 full-time staff and 13,500+ language professionals. Supporting the world’s leading energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, government, insurance and non-profit organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. Please register to attend

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A300 Special Events Center
One Main St., Suite A300 Houston, TX 77002

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