Lynn Poston, LMSW
  • Richland Middle School

    7400 Hovenkamp Ave.

    Richland Hills, TX 76118

    817-547-4423

    Email: Lynn Poston

    Relator ~ Responsibility ~ Discipline ~ Futuristic ~ Individuation


    BISD Counseling Vision Statement

    “Guidance, advocacy, and empowerment” is the foundation for success for all students and staff in academics, career, and personal/social aspects of life.

     

    BISD Counseling Mission Statement

    To ensure that all students position themselves to excel with integrity in an ever changing global society through innovative and responsive learning environments utilizing guidance, individual planning, responsive services, and system support.

     


    Mrs. Poston’s Purpose

    To empower students and staff by teaching useful coping and problem-solving skills to facilitate personal responsibility, healthy choice-making, and safety.

     

    Mrs. Poston’s Role

    To provide support to students, families, and staff, who are in need of counseling, crisis intervention, community resources, and social support.

     

    Services provided include, but are not limited to:

    • Individual Counseling                            
    • Brief Family Counseling
    • Mediation Meetings                               
    • Social Skills                                                                   
    • Support Groups                                      
    • Community Resource Referrals
    • Student Observations (Behavioral)    
    • Crisis Intervention & Referral                           
    • BISD Evening Counseling Services - Serving BISD students, families, and staff    

     

    Issues addressed include, but are not limited to:

    • Anxiety/Depression                    
    • Behavior Problems                                   
    • Social Problems                       
    • Self-Harm                                 
    • Suicide Issues                             
    • Grief & Loss
    • Bullying 
    • Sexual Identity Issues
    • School Challenges (Academic & Social)
    • Developmental Challenges

     

    How to make an appointment:

    Call or email to schedule an appointment.  Otherwise, please advise your student to come to my office before or after school to schedule.   I will do my best to see your student within 24 hours, however, emergencies will be handled immediately.

     


    RESOURCES:

    Emergency:

    Police/Fire/Abulance - 911

    Child Protective Services - 800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org

    Suicide Prevention:

    1. American Foundation of Suicide Prevention - 1-800-273-8255 
    2. Text "home 741741"
    3. National Crisis Hotline - 1-800-273-8255/Spanish 1-877-784-2432
    4. Teen Suicide Hotline (English) - 1-866-628-7494
    5. Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas - 214-828-1000 or www.sccenter.org

    Behavioral Health Hospitals:

    1. Mesa Springs - 817-292-4600
    2. Millwood - 817-261-3121
    3. Cook Children's Hospital - 682-885-3917
    4. John Peter Smith Hospital - 817-927-1088

    Homeless or Families in Need:

    1. ACH Child & Family Services - 1-888-296-8099 or www.achservices.org
    2. BISD Clothes Connection - 817-547-3990 or www.bisdpta.org
    3. Community Enrichment Center - 817-281-1164 or www.thecec.org
    4. Community Table Food Pantry - 817-281-0411 or www.dmumc.com
    5. Day Resource Center - 817-810-9797 or www.drc-solutions.org

    Crisis Intervention and Referrals:

    1. ACH Child & Family Services - 1-888-296-8099 or www.achservices.org
    2. Family First Aid Help for Troubled Teens - 1-888-592-1020 or www.familyfirstaid.org
    3. First Call For Help - Dial 211 on residential phones only or 817-258-8000  www.unitedwaytarrant.org
    4. National Run Away Hotline - 1-800-786-2929 or www.1800runaway.org

     


    Contact:  Lynn Poston

                  817-547-4423

                  lynn.poston@birdvilleschools.net

     

     

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    (Website Updated:  May 24, 2018)