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Helping Under Employed Adults

The WMCAT Adult Career Training program offers under and unemployed men and women the opportunity to learn a new career, while growing personally and professionally. Their small class sizes, deep impact and extra services move adults toward new careers in the medical coding, medical billing and pharmacy technician fields. These are careers that pay living wages, may offer benefits, and provide opportunity for career advancement.

Saving for Higher Education

MET is a 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan which allowsfor the pre-purchase of tuition based on today's rates and then paid out at the future cost when the beneficiary is in college. Performance is often based upon tuition inflation.

Providing a Safe Environment for Abused Children

Small Talk is where children who are victims of physical and sexual abuseare interviewed and offered therapy atno cost. The missionof Small Talkis to provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. After law enforcement receives a report of abuse, the goal is to conduct oneinterview by a trained professional to avoid re-victimizing a childwith repeated, unnecessary interviews. Achild'sstatement is obtained in a developmentally-sensitive, unbiased, and truth-seeking manner that will support accurate and fair decision-making in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. After the interview process is complete, trauma-focused counseling is offered at no cost. Small Talk, accredited with the National Children's Alliance, is leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal. Small Talk is where small voices can be heard.

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

Anyone, including a child, who suspects child abuse or neglect, can make a report by calling 855-444-3911. In addition, the Child Protection Lawrequires certain professionals to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Review theMandated Reporterssection of our website for more details. Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect will either be: Assigned for investigation; Rejected; or Transferred to another agency for investigation, such as law enforcement or the Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing. Reports must meet the following three criteria to be assigned for investigation: The alleged victim is under 18 years of age. The alleged perpetrator is a parent, legal guardian or other person responsible for the child's health and welfare. The allegations minimally meet the child abuse and neglect definitions in the Child Protection Law. If you suspect abuse or neglect, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night. This toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult. One number. One call. One person can make a difference.
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