Family Education Events

This page includes information on events focused on family education topics that are offered throughout District 181, including school Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs), the Family Resource Network, the Early Childhood Education program, and the D181 Foundation. We also include events led by our community partners, such as High School District 86. By gathering this information in one webpage, we hope to make finding these opportunities convenient for parents and residents.

Sponsored in partnership with the D181 Foundation, D181 and District 86

All programs are free and open to all, but space is limited. We ask anyone interested in attending to please register in advance. Individuals can register by going to

Upcoming Events

  • Screenagers: Next Chapter
    Documentary Film and Discussion with Dr. Delaney Ruston
    February 5, 9:30am (Register)
    February 5, 7:00pm (Register)
    Location: The Community House
  • Katie Hurley, LCSW
    How to Raise Empathic and Resilient Kids
    April 21, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm
    April 22, 2020, 9:30am-11:00am
    Location: The Community House

Past Events

Documentary Film "Like"

October 3, 7:00pm at CHMS; October 4, 9:30am at The Community House

Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson: The Self-Driven Child

October 22, 2019, 9:30am-11:00am; October 22, 2019 7:00pm-8:30pm at The Community House

    "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" Documentary Film and Discussion with Dr. John Duffy

    April 17, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. • The Community House
    April 17, 2019 • 7:00 p.m. • Hinsdale South Auditorium

    "Raising Digital Natives"

    A program for parents of middle school students by Devorah Heitner sponsored by the D181 Foundation. Thursday, October 4 • 7.00 p.m. • CHMS Community Room

    "Understanding iGen and How to Harness Positive Trends and Mitigate the Negative Ones" with Dr. Jean Twenge

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 • 7:00 p.m. • The Community House
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. • The Community House

    "Guiding Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood" with Dr. Lisa Damour

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 • 7:00pm • Hinsdale Central H.S. Auditorium; Thursday, January 24, 2019 • 9:30am • Hinsdale South Auditorium

    Summer Camp Expo 2018-19

    Click here for the flyer and list of vendors