Direct outreach is an essential part of increasing victim identification. The palm-sized cards included in this toolkit may be distributed to victims, and the questions listed are tailored by the industry in which victims are forced to labor or sell sex, such as food establishments, cantinas, illicit massage establishments, and on the streets. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline number is provided.
The cards have already been translated into 6 different languages, and the original, editable InDesign files are included, as well as detailed printing instructions. If you wish to modify the questions listed on each set of cards, the toolkit includes a comprehensive question bank developed by the City of Houston and its partners acknowledged below.
The double-sided, perforated palm-sized cards offered here list intake-style questions or statements to help victims of human trafficking self-identify. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline number is also provided if victims wish to call for assistance. Individual sets of cards are tailored to the specific industries in which victims are forced to labor or sell sex.
To reach international victims of trafficking, the cards are available in 6 different languages. All translations were provided by the City of Houston’s iSpeak Houston program, and have undergone secondary review by a translation proofreading committee. Special attention was paid to ensuring that the language used reflects a 3rd grade reading level in order for the cards to be accessible and understandable by all.
Original InDesign files are included for you to modify the cards to fit your organization’s needs and audience. If you also wish to change any of the questions listed on each set of cards, or to change the cards entirely, a comprehensive question bank for victims is included. Space is included on cards for you to insert your organizations’ logo. To simplify the printing process, you can simply refer to the detailed printing instructions provided.
- Cards for Cantinas (PDF and InDesign) – in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese
- Cards for Food Establishments (PDF and InDesign) – in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese
- Cards for Illicit Massage Establishments (PDF and InDesign) – in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Thai
- Cards for Street Outreach (PDF and inDesign) – English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu, and Vietnamese
- Question Bank for Palm-Sized Cards (PDF)
- Printing Instructions for Palm-Sized Cards (PDF)
The City of Houston wishes to thank the Polaris Project, Sanctuary for Families, Rescue Houston, and the survivors it consulted for their guidance in formulating the questions; its distribution partners, the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission and the Houston Health Department; and both Kathi Woolsey with Image Set and Donna Harwin-Aylor with N-Sight Graphic Design for providing original InDesign files that users can modify and edit.