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The Community Parent Network (CPN) is a community-based parent education initiative that offers programming for parents living within the Stevenson district. 

For more information contact Mara Grujanac at

“As a District 125 parent, I recognize how fortunate my kids are to have attended these schools. CPN plays a vital role in providing support and resources for parents as they navigate the challenges of modern-day parenting.”
– Jennifer Ernsteen, Vernon Area Public Library

Past Events

Living with Uncertainty
Join the Foundation's Community Parent Network (CPN) for a free virtual conversation with clinical psychologist Dr. Caroline Adelman and Mara Heichman CPC, ELI-MP. Dr. Adelman and Ms. Heichman discussed the toll of prolonged stress and how to navigate through these uniquely challenging times.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 7:00 p.m.

Building Resilience During a Pandemic
Parenting in the COVID-19 environment presents unique challenges. Clinical psychologist Dr. Doug Bolton will share strategies that will help our families build resilience and effectively manage stress now and in the future. To learn more about this free virtual event, click here.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:00 p.m.

Mindfulness for Parents
Mindfulness, or being present in the moment, is key to successful parenting. Many parents' lives are so over-scheduled that rather than being fully present, we are worrying about the next thing on the to-do list. We are stressed, anxious, and easily provoked by our children, instead of responding to situation in a more considerate way. 

Join Ramaa Krishnan to learn how to slow down and allow space for some 'being' instead of always 'doing'. Ramaa will explain how to set aside a few minutes each day for mindfulness practice. As we allow mindfulness to seep into the rest of our daily life, we will find that we can approach parenting in a more thoughtful way.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.

An Evening with UnSelfie Author Dr. Michele Borba
Today's parents are dealing with technology and digitally driven challenges that no previous generation has faced. Join UnSelfie author Dr. Michele Borba as she discusses how to raise caring, successful kids in a plugged-in, trophy-driven world.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.

LIKE Movie Viewing & Discussion
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know? By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m.