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If at any time you are worried about a student and it is outside of the normal operating hours of the school, local non-emergency numbers can be used to request a welfare check.
Balch Springs Police
ADAPT Mobile Crisis Unit
Police Welfare Check
Family members and friends sometimes become worried about the well-being of someone. They get concerned after an individual is not heard from or seen for a period of time OR has made comments, sent messages or posted concerning content on social media.
A police welfare check occurs when a report is made to law enforcement about an individual who may be in some sort of danger, usually in that person's residence.
Through a police welfare check, law enforcement goes to the person's residence, sometimes along with the person who made the report. Law enforcement officers attempt to make contact with the individual to determine if they are safe.
A police welfare check is an important law enforcement function because it allows for professional intervention if an individual is in distress or need of assistance because of a health condition, injury or some other situation.
Anytime you believe that a situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
*Adapted from the Legal Beagle website
MISD Counseling Services is committed to working with our staff, students and families to be both a support and a resource for students who struggle with thoughts of harming themselves. We actively seek out students who may be having those struggles so that we can intervene and refer them appropriately for psychiatric evaluations and follow-up care. Additionally, MISD Counselors endeavor to create a “soft place to land” for those students who are struggling emotionally. To that end, we proudly roll out a message of love, hope and encouragement to our students. We want our students to know they are loved, they are valued and the world needs them in it. We want to remind them that there is hope, that we can help and want them to stay here with us.