Equator Foundation is aimed at victims of human trafficking with psychological and psychiatric problems. It employs a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and physical therapists. The organisation considers the diagnosis and treatment of victims of human trafficking to be one of its core activities, and it has many years of experience in the field. Because Equator treats a great many people of foreign origin, the foundation has extensive expertise in cross-cultural communication, including through interpreters. Equator coordinates a national project on the alignment of the diagnosis and treatment services provided by the various organisations involved with the target group.
What can Equator Foundation do to help?
Equator Foundation provides advice and consultation services to support staff and treatment professionals. The organisation provides careful diagnosis to victims of human trafficking with psychological and psychiatric problems. In addition, Equator provides a specialised treatment programme for psychological complaints to ensure recovery and prevention of repeated victimisation. The treatment can be conducted individually or in a group and can be aimed at the symptoms present or on vulnerable elements of the personality. Supervision is always organised for women who are expecting a baby (in the near future). During the period of Categorical Accommodation and Assistance (COSM) in Amsterdam, Equator provides preventive activities and extensive diagnostics, resulting in a psychological profile, a potential diagnosis and treatment recommendation, and an assessment of the need for further support. If necessary, treatment will take place at Equator. A similar service is currently being set up for the COSM in Rotterdam.
How do I get in touch with Equator Foundation?
Services provided by Equator Foundation
- Medical assistance
- Mental health support
- Ambulatory care
- Support for children/parenting support