Guidance & Counseling
The following list of websites provide resources for parents in exploring options for college. Additional resources may be found on the College Resources board on the WISD Pinterest site.
- Apply Texas
- College Board
- College for All Texans
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline - By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
- Learn the warning signs - Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255
- Here for Texas (Mental Health Navigaton Line), 972-525-8181
- JPS (John Peter Smith Hospital), 817-927-1088
- Loss Team of Tarrant County, 682-263-5677
- Crisis Text Line, Text HELLO to 741741 (Free 24/7 Confidential)
- Trevor Lifeline, 1-866-488-7386
- ICARE Call Center, 800 866-2465
It is never too early to teach self-respect. Teach your children to respect themselves. Always keep the lines of communication open. Encourage your child to come to you. Listen to your child and refrain from lecturing. Ask your child questions to encourage conversations about healthy relationships and awareness of dating violence, such as
- What makes a healthy relationship?
- What do you want in a relationship?
- What are the relationships like that you have witnessed at school or among friends?
- What would you do if you witnessed or experienced dating violence?
If you suspect your teen is the victim of dating violence, make sure your teen knows you are there to help. Be clear that you do not blame your teen and that you are, and always will be, supportive of your teen. When your teen does end the relationship, help your teen develop a safety plan to stay safe during and after the break-up. Get advice and resources from a domestic violence agency.