Population-specific health needs
|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).
|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.