The County of Fresno Presents: Behavioral Health Interpreter Training
June 16, 17, 2020
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is hosting Behavioral Health Interpreter Training (BHIT) for county-staff and contracted direct service providers. BHIT is a one-day (seven-hour) workshop designed to provide instruction on the fundamental principles of using interpreters. The goal is to greatly improve the use of interpreters, close any communication gaps, and enhance quality of care.
Maxine Henry, MSW, MBA has been committed to improving access to and decreasing disparities in behavioral health services, especially for minority communities. She currently serves as the Associate Director for the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA), and the Project Co-Director for the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). Her work with grassroots non-profits has been dedicated to providing peer-run and culturally competent services to those living with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders along the prevention-treatment-recovery spectrum; focusing on community defined needs and solutions. Maxine has worked for other organizations to help improve and deliver culturally and linguistically competent services to several communities. Workforce development, both through direct services to community members and in training larger groups has been a long-standing part of her commitment to creating sustainability and increasing capacity for organizations, professionals, para-professionals and communities across the nation.
Maxine has collaborated on a variety of successful projects including, co-writing funded grant applications, co-founding of the Behavioral Health Fair in New Mexico, co-authoring/contributing to issue briefs, creation and enhancement of training curriculums, hosting and presenting webinars, and building organizational capacity and growth. She recently was part of a team that put together and delivered “Nuestra Salud” a four-part live Spanish webcast for communities across the U.S.
She earned her both a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Leadership and Government/Non-Profit Management, and Masters in Business Administration with a focus on human resources from New Mexico Highlands University.
Ruth Yáñez currently works at the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) as a Program Specialist and she is also the Executive Administrative Assistant for the National Hispanic and Latino Technology Transfer Center (NH-L ATTC). Mrs. Yáñez currently holds a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in Generalist Studies. She considers herself to be a bilingual bicultural professional, providing services in both Spanish and English. Her native tongue is Spanish, and this has enabled her to communicate with her Latino community in extensive ways. Ruth has had extensive experience in working with the immigrant Latino community. Before working with NLBHA, she worked in a medical setting. There she offered interpreting services as well as case management services. Ruth also worked in forensics doing transitions planning and connecting returning citizens to community resources. As a former immigrant herself, Ruth continues to advocate for her Latino Immigrant community to have equitable access to healthcare and behavioral health services.
Day 1 8:30AM to 12:00PM PST
Day 2 8:30AM to 12:00PM PST
• Distinguish the importance of interpreting in behavioral health settings and populations
• Identify key federal legislation
• Describe the difference between high and low context communication and the role of culture and language in the interpreting process
• Demonstrate comprehension of cultural beliefs for the causes of mental health conditions
• Recognize the four major roles of an Interpreter AND the major modes of interpreting
• Discern the need for self-care, setting limits and elements of the code of ethics and professional conduct for Interpreters.
To register for this webinar please contact: DBHSTAFFDEVELOPMENT@FRESNOCOUNTYCA.GOV
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