Human Trafficking Digital Media Toolkits and Standards of Care Available

September 9, 2022

The Coalition for Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE), with the support of the Missouri Coalition Against Human Trafficking (MCAHT), Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH), and the co-researchers, developed Digital Research Media Toolkits for individuals, community members, and organizations to share the findings of the 2019 Needs Assessment and the Strategic Plan for the purpose of community awareness, fundraising, legislative advocacy, etc.  Each digital media toolkit includes a statewide infographic, regional infographic, social media graphics + captions, newsletter template, website template, email template, and a contact list.  We hope you will utilize this toolkit to share the findings of the study on your social media and to reach out to decision-makers, community members, and public or private funding sources. This resource sheds light on the top needs of human trafficking survivors and what it means for strengthening services in our region. Every day, we see that long-term abuse and exploitation leads to complex needs often beyond the scope of current resources, leaving survivors without resources necessary to heal. We hope this information serves as a call to action for increased resources, support, and investment in our community services. Join us in the movement against trafficking and share this resource to educate and energize our community on the urgent needs of survivors.


In addition, the CATE Standards of Care Workgroup has developed the Missouri Standards of Care (SOC): Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Wave One (1).  Per the request of service providers and leadership statewide, the workgroup constructed this general best practice guide to inform services while minimizing harm. This document is for new organizations, established organizations, and those interested in serving survivors of human  trafficking. The workgroup relied heavily on the “Guiding Principles for Agencies Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking,” created by the Administration for Children and Families Region 4 Southeast Regional Human Trafficking Advisory Group. The workgroup also utilized additional resources, best practice recommendations, and guidance from leaders (including survivors) to develop this guide.

Following the release of the SOC Wave 1, the workgroup will develop: 

Wave Two– Identify the best protocols/policies of organizations serving survivors of human trafficking.

Wave Three – Identify specific best interventions/practices within the anti-human trafficking movement.