PEI Grantee News Volume 8, Issue 3

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PEI Grantee News
A PEI Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 3

Welcome to PEI Grantee 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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Grantee Feedback Survey

Tell Us How We're Doing!

As we begin Fiscal Year 2022, we remain dedicated to partnering and supporting you in the best way possible. To continue making improvements in our partnership we want to share our anonymous Grantee Survey with you.

Please take a few minutes to give us your honest feedback about how we’re doing.


Grantee Survey


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Partners in Prevention Conference Updates

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Our 2021 Conference is still occurring November 2-4 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The theme is Forging Forward Together: Nurturing Communities and Families.

Grantee Registration Opening Soon

Each PEI Grantee will be granted two complimentary in-person registrations and two virtual registrations (per contract).

If you would like to register additional virtual attendees the cost is $100.

Registration will be live soon. For any questions about registration contact us at

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today!

Our hotel is the Renaissance Austin Hotel, with a group rate of $165 per night. Here's your reservation link:

Book your group rate for
Partners in Prevention Conference

Important Hotel Dates

  • Start Date: Monday, November 1st, 2021
  • End Date: Monday, November 5th, 2021
  • Last Day to Book: Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Training Tuesdays

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Join us as we explore current, relevant topics based on state trends, featuring PEI speakers and guest experts.

Quality Incentive Project: Phase II

Date: September 21st
Time: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. CST

Join us to learn about the next phase for PEI’s Quality Incentive Project. This session is particularly relevant for Texas Home Visiting, HOPES, and FAYS programs.

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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

Basics of Home Visiting (Self-Paced Course)

Home visitors are committed to the best possible life for babies and their parents. During this course, you will learn how your strengths and motivations will help you achieve this goal and connect with families of all kinds. This course serves as an introduction or valuable refresher on fundamentals such as how to plan for home visits, set goals with families, and handle the unexpected challenges your job presents. Note: This Achieve OnDemand learning experience qualifies for .3 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Training Tuesdays with PEI: Best Practices for Organizational Management - Program and Budget Planning and Activities

Prevention and Early Intervention Early Childhood staff share about best practices for organizational management. This recorded webinar addresses structuring, planning, and direction of resources to support and achieve program goals. The discussion touches on budget planning for program, staffing, communication, and leveraging resources for quality operations.

Dealing with Sensitive Issues at Work

At some point every manager or supervisor will have to discuss a delicate topic with an employee. This course breaks down the best way to speak to staff when it's time to talk about it. 

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Essentials of Home Visiting Courses

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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.

Home Visiting Safety

Date: October 5th
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. CDT
Register by: October 4th at 12:00 P.M. CDT

What measures should you take to ensure your personal safety in your work with families? This webinar explores the importance of home visitor safety, how to identify safety risk factors, and appropriate actions to take based on various risk factors. Note: this webinar complements the Basics of Home Visiting self-paced course.

Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health® Approved Training Opportunity

Are you interested in or currently pursuing an Infant Mental Health Endorsement? The Essentials of Home Visiting self-paced online courses and live webinars for family professionals count towards training requirements to earn and renew a Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® from the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

Upon completion of these learning experiences, participants earn in-service training credits from First3Years Texas. Review this crosswalk, which details The Essentials of Home Visiting trainings that support each Endorsement Knowledge & Skill Area, as well as credit hours a professional may earn upon completion.

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Research Corner: How Does the U.S. Measure Poverty?

There has been continued debate about the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States since the first official U.S. poverty statistics were published in the mid-1960s. This article on the website breaks down poverty measurement concepts, both official and supplemental.

Read the Article 

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Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Learning Opportunities

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation offers LGBTQ+ expertise related to supporting young people and their families in systems of care. The  team is comprised of professionals from across disciplines who can provide training and consultation to help meet specific needs around diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Resources include: 

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid

One in every five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition. Over 64 percent of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment at all. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

To find a course or contact an Instructor in your area, visit or email

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