PDE Invites Participation in Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS) Regional Meetings (November 28, 2019)

Dana Milakovic, Mental Health/AOD Specialist at PDE’s Office for Safe Schools, is conducting regional meetings across the Commonwealth in accordance with PA’s Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS) initiative. Involvement by pupil services administrators is being sought in order to move this all-important initiative effectively forward.

The following list is a schedule for the regional meetings.  All meetings will be held from 9 – 11:30AM.

Region 1
IU: 22, 23, 24, 25 26
Counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
Meeting Date and Location: 12/17- PaTTAN, Malvern PA

Region 2
IU:14, 20, 21, 29
Counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill
Meeting Date and Location: 11/26- Berks County IU

Region 3
IU:18, 19
Counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Meeting Date and Location: 12/16- IU 19

Region 4
IU: 9, 16, 17
Counties: Bradford, Cameron, Columbia, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union
Meeting Date and Location: 12/13 – IU 17

Region 5
IU: 12, 13, 15
Counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry
Meeting Date and Location: 11/25- PaTTAN HBG

Region 6
IU: 8, 10, 11
Counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Somerset
Meeting Date and Location: 12/10- IU 8

Region 7
IU: 1, 2, 3, 7, 27
Counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
Meeting Date and Location: 11/19- PaTTAN Pittsburgh

Region 8
IU: 4, 5, 6, 28
Counties: Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren
Meeting Date and Location: 12/4- MIU 4

A sample agenda can be found below. Although some meetings have already been held, the information is provided in its entirety to allow interested parties to know their region and inquire about future meetings. RSVPs are not required for any upcoming meeting. Please feel free to forward information to relevant members of your schools and community.

Trauma Informed Practices in Schools Workgroup- Regional Meetings


  • 9:00-9:05 Welcome
  • 9:05-9:15 Overview of Trauma Informed Practices in Schools Workgroup purpose and goal
  • 9:15-9:30 Synopsis of T.I.P.S state-wide meeting

 Environmental Scan of Trauma Informed Practices in Region

  • 9:30-10:15– Interactive Small Group Discussion
  • 10:15- 10:40– Share out to Large Group
  • 10:40-10:50 – Break
  • 10:50-11:10 – County Discussion
  • 11:10-11:30 – Debrief and next steps

A zoom option will be available from 9-10:40. Zoom information can be found below:

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Meeting ID: 997 383 855

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Meeting ID: 997 383 855

For more information, please email Dana Milakovi at damilakovi@pa.gov or call 717-214-4394 (phone) and 717-649-1592 (cell).