Patterns of service utilization among pre-certified victims of human trafficking                

 
Author(s) Dewan, Smita Ekka
Title Patterns of service utilization among pre-certified victims of human trafficking
Source International Social Work,Vol. 57, No. 1, 2014, pp.64-74
Date 2014
Document type Journal article 
Coverage USA
Summary The article reviews case records in New York, examining the patterns of service utilization and factors associated with service utilization among pre-certified trafficked people. The use of the Andersen-Newman model guidedtheexamination of the predisposing, enabling and need factors associated with service utilisation. In regards to predisposing factors, the country of origin was found to be linked with the use of information and referral services. Enabling factors found a significant relationship between referral source and use of mental health services and among need factors the type of trafficking was associated with the use of mental health services and information and referral service. The exploratory study also found that the type of trafficking was related to the number of services used. Sex trafficking victims were found to use fewer services in comparison to labor trafficking victims. The study went on to state that more research needed to be conducted on a local level in order to address the issue.
Keywords Exploratory study; service utilization; social work; United States; victims of human trafficking
Topic

Human trafficking