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Training interpreters in a practice profession approach to mental health interpreting.

IMPORTANT NEWS

"ESTABLISHES THE LEVEL OF BEST PRACTICE"

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ODS YouTube Channel

ODS has been quietly producing Deaf 2-5-8 videos for a while.  Recently ODS has started to expand offerings to include broader public service announcements such as this:

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Deafness and Clinical Training Announced:


The Impact of Language Deprivation has on Our Work When Serving Deaf Individuals in Mental Health, Social Service, and Educational Settings


April 11 (Signing Audience) and 12 (Non- Signing Audience), 2019

Presenter
Melissa L. Anderson, Ph.D., MSCI  

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Neil Glickman said of Alabama's mental health interpreters that, “[T]he sophistication of these interpreters in mental health not only meets the level of best practice, it establishes it.”  This is high praise from one of the world’s leading experts in mental health and deafness.  It is not mere chance that Alabama is home to a program that garners such praise. It is the result of years of planning and work that has gone into building a stellar mental health interpreting program.

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Did You Know...?

The Office of Deaf Service can now offer Mental Health First Aid training to programs and agencies serving deaf people in Alabama.  The following events are now scheduled:

January 31 - February 2: AIDB - Mobile
February 21-22: ADRS Montgomery
May 6 - 7: ADRS Huntsville*
May 16 - 17: ADRS Homewood
*Note Date Change

Registration form HERE 
Cost: $20 for participant manual. (required)

For more information, contact Steve.Hamerdinger@mh.alabama.gov 
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Fall 2018 Edition of the Signs of Mental Health is Up

Check out the Fall edition of the Signs of Mental Health, Deaf Services' quarterly publication. [Click Here to Read It] 

New: Alumni Registration Now Available
Mental Health First Aid Offered to Alumni