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WVIA Education’s Speaking Grief virtual event now available to watch on-demand

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PITTSTON, Pa. – Last month, WVIA Education hosted a virtual workshop focusing on understanding and advocacy for those who are experiencing grief. The full presentation is now available to watch on-demand at wvia.org/speakinggrief.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association (dba WVIA) received a $5,000 grant from the Community Giving Foundation: Berwick to support this second Speaking Grief webinar. The virtual workshop serves as a resource for parents, caregivers and educators to helping those in need.

Panelists include:

  • Beth Anne Harris, Director of Special Education and Student Services at Crestwood School District, 
  • Jennifer Seechock, MS, Director of Counseling Services at Hospice of the Sacred Heart
  • Kristi Nejman, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Behavior Specialist from PAK Pediatrics 

“This important workshop not only offers education around the topic of grief but also provides a community of supporters for those experiencing grief,” said Teresa Sabecky, WVIA’s Education Coordinator.

The event answers questions such as “What does grief look like in a toddler versus an adult? What events trigger grief?” The program comes as a partner to the documentary film Speaking Grief, which explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. The documentary addresses the role that support from friends and family play in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments. Speaking Grief is a production of WPSU.

About Community Giving Foundation: Berwick

Community Giving Foundation: Berwick was established to honor the philanthropic legacy and Foundation history in the greater Berwick community. It includes the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund, the original and largest fund of the Foundation. Berwick is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, which manages over 300 charitable funds to improve the quality of life in the Central Susquehanna area. For more information, visit csgiving.org.

About WVIA

WVIA is the PBS and NPR affiliate serving over 22 counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. For over 50 years WVIA has been committed to serving the people by offering informational, educational, and entertaining content that enriches and expands viewpoints and serves as a catalyst for positive change. WVIA television channels include WVIA TV, WVIA PBS Kids 24/7, and WVIA Create. WVIA’s radio channels include WVIA Radio, WVIA HD2, and the Chiaroscuro Channel. WVIA’s programs can also be found streaming live and on-demand on wvia.org and the WVIA app.

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WVIA educates, inspires, entertains, and fosters citizenship, diverse cultures, and perspectives to nurture community.