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Teenagers gather outside their Defense Department school on the first day of school last year. A community forum geared toward providing parents and teachers of teenagers with the tools to build emotional resiliency takes place on May 10 at Ramstein Middle School in Germany.
Teenagers gather outside their Defense Department school on the first day of school last year. A community forum geared toward providing parents and teachers of teenagers with the tools to build emotional resiliency takes place on May 10 at Ramstein Middle School in Germany. (William Howard/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Parents and teachers of teenagers in the Kaiserslautern Military Community are invited to a forum on May 10 focused on building teens’ emotional resiliency.

Dr. Krystal White, a pediatric psychologist and chief of the workforce engagement office at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, will facilitate the community discussion from 6-7:15 p.m. at Ramstein Middle School in the Multi-Purpose Hall, Building 994, on Ramstein Air Base.

RMS health educators Samantha Jablonski and Laura Yost, who organized the event, said teachers, parents and mental health professionals are seeing increased reports of teen depression, anxiety, self-harm and other mental-health issues in the community.

The forum will be interactive, aimed at determining best practices for building resilience and ways of implementing them at home and school, organizers said.

The event is limited to 100 adults. Register by Sunday at: www.tinyurl.com/kmcteenhealth.

A spaghetti dinner for $8 is available from 5:30-6 p.m. Proceeds support the RMS music department.

No child care will be provided.

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