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Waynesburg U.'s counseling symposium welcomes Dr. Dana Milakovic

Feb 13, 2024

Waynesburg University’s regional counseling symposium, “Elevating Voices: Adverse Childhood Experiences,” welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Dana Milakovic to present her session, "Building Bridges Not Walls: How Relationships Can Help Us Heal and Thrive.” 

Dr. Dana Milakovic
Dr. Dana Milakovic

Dr. Milakovic serves as the mental wellness and trauma specialist with the Office for Safe Schools for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and as a statewide crisis and response trainer for PREPaRE and provides consultations for threat assessments. She also participates on the leadership team for HEAL PA, a multisectoral coalition that aims to transform Pennsylvania into a trauma-informed and healing-centered state.  

Dr. Milakovic is a mental health and trauma specialist with over 20 years of experience in school and community mental health, pediatric neuropsychology and school psychology and administration. Currently, she is focusing on strengthening schools by developing equitable trauma-informed learning environments that support the academic, physical and psychological safety and well-being of students and staff.  

The counseling symposium will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, located at 1000 Corporate Dr., Canonsburg, PA 15317. Admission to the event is free.

Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and go on to 8:30 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the event opens with a keynote speech from Dr. Milakovic. Following her session, the first half of the symposium will split into different breakout sessions led by various presenters and conclude with roundtable and poster sessions. After an hour-long lunch break, the breakout sessions will begin again and culminate in panel discussions at 3 p.m. The event will adjourn at 4 p.m.  

Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe. 

Interested in attending the symposium?

Learn more about this year's symposium and register at the link below.