Research has shown that individual outcomes are better, program compliance is higher, and organizations decrease staff time spent and complete fewer assessments when using interpreters in health and behavioral health settings. This net effect is mutually beneficial. There is a cost-saving for organizations and equal opportunity for limited English proficient service seekers.
Discussion topics for this session include:
• Latinx, Language Access, & COVID-19
• The importance of trained interpreters
• Common practices of trained interpreters
• Strategies for working with trained and untrained interpreters
• Considerations for mental health settings