PEI Provider News Volume 7, Issue 46

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Volume 7, Issue 46

Welcome to PEI Provider News! Our weekly e-newsletter to providers combines provider resources, stories of interest, exclusive educational opportunities, and grant information. In this issue:

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Parent Café Enhanced Technical Assistance Webinars

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Date: August 12th
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. CST

Are you a trained and/or certified Parent Café host?

My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County will be hosting Parent Café Enhanced Technical Assistance and skill building webinars for all providers who have participated in virtual Parent Café training. Register now.

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Virtual Speaker Series on Maternal Health Outcomes in Texas

Dates: August 4th, 11th, and 18th
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12 P.M. CST

The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Maternal and Child Health Unit is hosting a three-part virtual speaker series to share recommendations for improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality and morbidity disparities in Texas.

For more information about these events, email

To learn more about maternal health programs in Texas, visit the DSHS website.

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Training Tuesdays

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Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month as we explore current, relevant topics based on state trends, featuring PEI speakers and guest experts.

Disability Resource Guide for Families in Texas

Date: July 27th
Time: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. CST

When a loved one receives a disability diagnosis, family usually feel overwhelmed by the news. This is the time when professionals must be prepared to help and provide them with the right tools to overcome the situation and reach the best outcome for the whole family. Come and learn how to tailor a list of resources to help and guide families in Texas.

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Connect with the PEI Learning Hub

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To take these courses: Type or paste the course names below into the search bar on the PEI Learning Hub:

  1. Click on the course and select “request”
  2. On your transcript select “launch” to begin
  3. When the video is complete, go to "completed" courses in your transcript
  4. Select "evaluate" to provide feedback

For questions, contact

Achieve OnDemand: Supervising Home Visitors (Self-Paced Course)

Supervision plays a vital role in keeping home visits centered on parent-child relationships and the content focused on the achievement of outcomes. Supervisors know, however, that home visitors routinely work with families whose complex needs go beyond what home visits alone can address. This course offers practical strategies new and experienced supervisors can use to make the most of their interactions and time with home visitors to meet these challenges. Explore best practices to ensure your team achieves success with families with your critical support as their supervisor. Note: This Achieve OnDemand learning experience qualifies for .3 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Diversity Dynamics

Diversity isn't a trendy topic; it's a key element of any successful workplace. To be successful, a diverse workforce must figure out how to work together. This course guides participants through diversity challenges and triumphs, and offers tools to help everyone. 

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Essentials of Home Visiting Courses

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Essentials of Home Visiting Update

Grantees can now download a complete list of upcoming trainings on the PEI Learning Hub

Access the Essentials of Home Visiting Portal free of cost. Use this link to register.

Trauma in Families and Communities

Date: July 28th
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CDT
Register by: July 27th at 12:00 P.M. CDT

How can you support yourself and the families you work with in an intentional and trauma-informed manner? This webinar identifies common missteps in working with families impacted by trauma. We will examine different strategies you can employ to support your families who are experiencing trauma. Note: This webinar complements the Impact of Trauma in Home Visiting self-paced course.

Reflective Supervision

Date: August 2nd
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CDT
Register by: August 1st at 12:00 P.M. CDT

The reflective supervision model offers supervisors and staff an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process that involves shared power, clear mutual expectations, and free-flowing communication. This webinar examines the reflective supervision model as a process between the supervisor and staff member that differs from administrative supervision. Administrative supervision is about “the work you do,” and reflective supervision is about “what the work is doing to you.” As a result of this webinar, you will more prepared and confident when participating in reflective supervision with your staff. This webinar complements the Supervising Home Visitors and Impact of Trauma in Supervising Home Visitors self-paced courses.

**This webinar training is not a part of the Reflective Supervision Series offered through the Professional Learning Network. **

The Cultural Iceberg: A Deeper Dive into What’s Below the Surface

Date: August 4th
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CDT
Register by: August 3rd at 12:00 P.M. CDT

This webinar will describe a process for observing the interactions between the parent and the child that provides clues into the type and quality of dyadic relationship that exists. By using a process that allows for more awareness of perception, the home visitor can strategize how to best approach the work of enhancing and supporting the parent-child relationship and the quality of attachment which is vital for healthy child development.


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DFPS Training Opportunities

Child Protective Investigations 101

Date: August 17th
Time: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (CST)

What are the decision-making processes when it comes to investigating child abuse and neglect? Join DFPS staff for a presentation on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect in Texas. Learn definitions of common terms and warning signs of abuse and neglect. The presentation will provide the basics of reporting to Statewide Intake via the Texas Abuse Helpline.

DFPS Reporting 101

Date: August 12th
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11 A.M. (CST)

DFPS will discuss information required for reporting, program jurisdiction and eligibility, mandatory reporting, and an overview of the investigations process for the Child Protective Investigations (CPI) and Adult Protective Services (APS) programs.

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Summer Meal Programs

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Heat isn't the only danger of summer. When school is out, many children lose access to ready and nutritious meals. 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out. With Summer Meal Programs, children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost at any participating meal site.

No form of identification is required, kids simply need to show up.

Use one of the following tools to find a summer meal site near you. 

Once you've located a meal site using one of the tools above, call or visit the location's website to see if they are offering drive-thru meals or multiple meals at one time and when these meals are available. No ID is required and no reservations are required - simply show up during the meal time specified. These meals are for you and your community. Visit a meal site today!

Teachers and Advocatesclick here for other ways to support summer meals.

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