Resiliency Reimagined, recorded at the Center for Strength in Highlands Ranch Colorado, is a podcast centered around mental health, and trauma recovery. We will focus on both traditional and alternative methods of trauma recovery, sharing stories, celebrating victories within our community, and furthering the mission of the Center for Strength. The Center promotes recovery and resilience for the community impacted by the tragedy on May 7, 2019 at STEM School Highlands Ranch through social connection and wellness programming.
Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School is our guest on this month’s episode.
Frank has been a massive ally to the Center for Strength and an advocate for both school safety and community recovery following school shootings.
Frank discusses his own recovery following a shooting, as well as his community’s recovery. He details lessons learned both personally and professionally, from the importance of vulnerability within leadership, bringing communities together, and “putting his own mask on” first.
During this conversation, Frank does discuss things which may be activating for some listeners, including gun violence, medication/substance use, and mental health challenges (including but not limited to depressive symptoms, anxiety, suicidal ideations). If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties due to these topics, please consider the support resources provided at https://www.stemcenterforstrength.org
Frank recently worked with a community of principals to create a guide related to returning to school after a shooting. He mentions this in the episode and this guide can be found at https://www.nassp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PRN-Guide-FINAL.pdf