Shareable Graphics for Human Trafficking Awareness
In the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 children annually are being lured into the commercial sex industry and sold for profit. Current data indicates that the majority of these sex trafficking victims have been involved in foster care or the child welfare system.
Learn more about the crossover of Child Welfare and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking here.
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we created several graphics (stats courtesy of our friends at Love146 and Rights4Girls) for you to easily share with your networks. Click on each image to download and spread the word this month and beyond!
CSEC: COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
Abuse of a child (under the age of 18) by another person in return for payment in money or in kind, paid to the child or to one or more third parties.
DMST: DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING
Refers to the commercial sexual exploitation of any American citizen or lawful permanent resident under the age of 18.
COA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative
In collaboration with a group of national experts, COA is working to address the issue of human trafficking by educating the public about important practices related to prevention, identification, training and response and by incorporating corresponding information into the Administrative and Service Environment (ASE), Family Foster Care and Kinship Care Services (FKC), Group Living Services (GLS), Residential Treatment Services (RTX), Shelter Services (SH), and Volunteer Mentoring Services (VM) standards. Learn more about this initiative.