CPS and the CPC


Taught by Andrea Bright-Fontana

ASL with no ASL to English interpretation

CEU:0.3, BEI Category:Ethics (E.) Interpreting (I.), RID Category:PS

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Taught by Andrea Bright-Fontana

Workshop Synopsis: Participants will be able to explain the CPS process from intake to completion. Participants will be able to analyze the background information provided for a CPS job and perform a self analysis prior to accepting/declining the job. Participants will be able to compile a list of questions that should be asked of the point of contact after accepting a job and then perform a 2nd self analysis. Participants will be able to explain to CPS the customs of the deaf communities language, communication requirements and cultural needs.


Presenter Bio: Andrea M. Bright-Fontana, M.A., BEI Court, Master, RID NIC-Advanced. Andrea has worked professionally as an interpreter for almost 20 years and specializes in healthcare, post-secondary and legal interpreting. Her and her husband, along with their 3 boys have been foster parents for the last 7 years, and have adopted 3 beautiful Deaf daughters. Since becoming a foster parent, she has recognized the need for more education in the interpreting field related to Child Protective Services (CPS) and working with children who have experienced trauma. This need led to the development of “CPS and the CPC” and “Trauma Informed Interpreting with Children”, co-presented with John Bergernon, PhD. In her free time, she can be found at any of her 6 children’s sporting events, camping, the movies, the arcade, and…did she mention 6 kids?!