COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A workshop was held today in Columbus for local youth to learn about sex trafficking.
According to a Street GRACE, about 500 children are trafficked for sex in Georgia every month.
Street GRACE's mission is to stop the exploitation of children.
This growing problem has prompted Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy of the Columbus Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to host a Sex Trafficking Workshop for local youth.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, the workshop was held at the Delta Life Development House from 10 a.m. until noon.
Dr. Brett Murphy-Dawson a board-certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist helped facilitate the workshop.
Today she spoke with young girls about the warning signs to look for so that themselves or someone they may know will not be a victim.
Dr. Dawson says, "Some signs to look out for as if your child is involved with an older boyfriend or has girlfriends that are very controlling and isolating them. If they are not doing well in school. If they are sleeping a lot and staying up late."