In the middle of an appointment, interpreting for a victim of crime, domestic violence, or sexual assault, you realize a few things but aren't sure what exactly to do. One - you're not sure how to handle the violence, trauma, and the effects on you. Two - you're aware of resources available for the client, but unsure of how to share it, safely. Three - you want to be sure you're using appropriate signing vocabulary. This workshop will help you understand how you can manage your trauma, and how to safely share resources with the Deaf victim.
Jenny Buechner is the Executive Director for Deaf Unity, in providing services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes. Jenny, a Wisconsin native, was born deaf and graduated from Gallaudet University in 2002, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. She has previously held positions in the telephone relay service industry in customer services, marketing and project management.
Jenny is involved in a number of state and national organizations. She served as a board member of Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (WAD) from 2008-2013; is currently the Board Secretary for the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and has served as NAD Region II representative for two and a half years. Jenny has also served as Board President for Deaf Unity (2015-2016). Jenny Buechner can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.