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Guidance & Counseling

Welcome to the Guidance & Counseling Department at Tison Middle School. You can find all necessary recourses on this page or in the menu bar on the right side of the page. We look forward to serving your family at Tison Middle School. Go Roos!
 
David Ochoa serves as the Guidance Counselor for students with last names that begin with letters A-L.
 
Scott Wells serves as the Guidance Counselor for students with last names that begin with letters M-Z.
 
Jaclyn Kercher serves as the Intervention Counselor for all students in need at Tison Middle School.
 
 
WISD Counseling Mission Statement: We will assist and support all students in the discovery of inherent strengths, academic strategies, future planning, social/emotional health, and responsible behavior which will afford them the greatest opportunities for success in school and in life.
 
Anti-Bullying Information
 
If you have any concerns about your student being bullied, or have questions about the process for reporting bullying, please call or make an appointment.  
 
 
Child Abuse Information
 
What is child abuse? Child abuse is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as any recent act or failure to act on that results in a child’s serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, exploitation or death.
 
To report Child Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: 1-800-252-5400
 
College Resources

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. 
 
 
Cyber Safety
 
 
Suicide Prevention
 
  • http://www.thejasonfoundation.com
  • 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
 
Teen Dating Violence
 
What Parents Can Do About Teen Dating Violence? Parents should start talking to their children about healthy relationships well before they start dating. Provide your children with examples of healthy relationships in your own life. Point out healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors in television, movies, and music and take an opportunity to talk to your child about what is appropriate and what is not.

 

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.