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Tackling the aftermath of Hurricane María

Tackling the aftermath of Hurricane María

10 December 2018

A translation deal concerning one of our titles will directly facilitate the training of healthcare specialists in Puerto Rico, to tackle the effects of grief and anxiety suffered by children following Hurricane María in 2017.

Our Academic Translations team have agreed a Spanish translation for OUP psychology title Cue-Centered Therapy for Youth Experiencing Posttraumatic Symptoms by Victor G. Carrión, in the Programs That Work series. The Spanish edition will be published by our long-standing partner Gedisa, with a large portion of the initial run going to Pure Edge—a US company who offer support to teachers and social workers to help children experiencing anxiety or stress. This portion will be gifted to the Puerto Rican Department of Education.

In September 2017, Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico claiming the lives of 3,000 people and knocking out power to the entire island. The emotional fallout of the disaster is still being felt by many. The Spanish translation deal will assist the training of school psychologists and social workers who are directly involved in helping children in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

Professor Carrión, who has previously worked in Puerto Rico, currently teaches at Stanford University where he leads a team of child psychologists and psychiatrists. Thanks to the deal, he will travel to Puerto Rico in January to train 2,000 psychologists, social workers, and school counsellors.

Speaking about the agreement, OUP Rights Manager Isabel López commented: ‘This is just one example of how translations of OUP titles serve not only to disseminate knowledge, but also to genuinely make the world a better place.’