Population-specific health needs

Other needs
Short-term/immediate Long-term
Chronic pain, complications from unsafe abortions, oral health problems, headaches, vaginal and anal health problems, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, suicide,,Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), somatic disorders, substance abuse related health issues: abscess, HIV+, Chronic Venous Disorders Physical abuse, head/neck/spine injuries, fractures, burns, contusions, wound care, sleep deprivation, psychosis, dehydration/malnutrition, gastrointestinal problems, ingestion of poisons, vaginal/anal pain and lacerations, unintended pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), HIV exposure (PrEP), contraception

This information is adapted from (Macy, & Johns, 2011; Dovydaitis, 2010).

Other needs
Immediate Needs Emergency housing, food, medical care, safety and security, language interpretation, legal services
Mental health assistance Counseling, medication management, support groups
Income support Cash, living assistance, employment
Legal services T-Visa (Trafficking visa), immigration, certification, witness protection, no-contact orders, divorce assistance, legal counsel/case management
Short/long-term Stable housing, legal assistance, advocacy, translation, medical care, substance abuse treatment, life skills, education, child care, financial wellness/management

International Organization for Migration. (2009). Caring for trafficked persons: Guidance for health providers [PDF file]. International Organization for Migration: Switzerland.