PEI Grantee News Volume 8, Issue 4

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PEI Grantee News
A PEI Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 4

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 Codes Coming Soon

Your program point of contact will be receiving a registration link and discount codes 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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Community Maltreatment Risk Map Trainings

Maltreatment Risk Maps

Introduction to the 2019 Maltreatment Risk Maps

Date: October 13th
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CST

Participants will be guided through navigation and interpretation of the 2019 Texas Maltreatment Risk Maps including: 

  • What the risk scores mean for your community.
  • Understanding the metrics in the maps. 
  • How to use the risk scores in your planning.

Deep-Dive and Technical Assistance for the 2019 Maltreatment Risk Maps

Date: November 10th
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. CST

Join us for  a deeper dive into the technical aspect of risk map data. We will also explain how to find the original data used in the maps so communities can track their own data over time.

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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

Impact of Trauma in Home Visiting (Self-Paced Course)

Trauma shapes one’s view of the world and interactions with others. That’s why it surfaces and affects home visiting. You will learn how to recognize and understand the dynamics of trauma on families in the context of the community in which they live. While the experience of trauma varies from person to person and family to family, this course helps home visitors address how trauma affects parenting, decisions related to parenting, and dynamics in the parent-child relationship. 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.

Fun at Work 101: The Importance of Humor

Fun often gets a bad rap in the workplace. People associate fun with play. Play is the opposite of work. If we're playing, we're not working. People often think that fun requires a lot of time. Therefore, if we're having fun, we're not being as productive as we should be. In many cases, these are myths! There are actually several benefits to having fun at work. That's what we'll be covering in this program.

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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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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. We encourage grantees to explore and share opportunities for learning, celebrations and events across Texas with their communities in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. Here are some upcoming events:

9/15/21 to 10/15/21: University of Texas at San Antonio - Mapping the Movimiento: A Self-Guided Tour.”  UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures present a self-guided tour highlighting key sites in San Antonio that contributed to the Mexican American Civil Rights movement. Register now.

9/28/21: Diversity Best Practices: Virtual event. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Join us for an engaging program that will provide equal parts inspiration and practical tools to empower individuals, ERGs and communities to strive toward further advancement. Link: Register now.

9/30/21: Seguin Public Library - Find Your Roots Workshop. Take a drive over the Seguin library – it’s not too far especially if you live on the outskirts of San Antonio. But here you’ll find a genealogy workshop to discover and learn about your Hispanic ancestors! Registration required.

10/1/21: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (San Antonio) - Celebrando 30 Años. The Guadalupe Dance Company is turning 30! This event is live and online. The evening will allow you to watch beautiful dancers celebrate their success and evolution. Link: Register today.

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External Training Opportunities

Protective Factors for Domestic Violence Survivors: A Pathway to More Opportunities

Date: October 5th
Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. CDT

Many in the child abuse and neglect prevention field are familiar with the concept of protective factors as a framework for strengthening and supporting families. In this Digital Dialogue, Dr. Tien Ung, Associate Director of Impact and Learning at Futures Without Violence, and Dr. Charlyn Harper Browne, Senior Associate at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, will present five research-based protective factors that illustrate opportunities for prevention and early intervention with families impacted by co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment. The conversation will focus on new resources for the field, including an issue brief and practice tips on building protective factors for the specific needs of survivors.

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