PEI Grantee News Volume 8, Issue 8

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PEI Grantee News
A PEI Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 8

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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Partners in Prevention Conference Update

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PIP 2021 Conference Virtual Registration Deadline! 

Thank you to everyone who has registered for PIP so far! We are looking very forward to seeing those of you who registered for the conference in-person. There is still time this week to register to attend PIP virtually!

The largest annual gathering of prevention and early intervention professionals in Texas attracts parent educators, youth service providers, civic leaders, policy advocates, researchers, DFPS staff, Prevention and Early Intervention grantees, and others with a professional interest in child and family well-being, youth development, and juvenile justice. Attendees benefit from a wide variety of presentations, including but not limited to: lived experience from parents and youth; fatherhood engagement; ethics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; program evaluation; home visiting; and positive youth development.

Click Here to Register for PIP

*PIP Virtual Registration Deadline is Friday, October 29th!*

For any questions about registration contact us at

Start the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using conference hashtag #pipcon2021

Grantee Registration Codes

Your program point of contact has already received a registration link and discount codes. 

Each PEI Grantee has been 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.

For any questions about registration contact us at

Our Commitment to Safety

The Prevention and Early Intervention Division wants every attendee to feel and be safe during PIP. We are following CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines before and during PIP.

What this means:

  • We strongly encourage mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing throughout the conference.
  • Items for participants are packed separately and safely before they are given to attendees.
  • Masks and sanitizing hand gel will be included in your conference bag.
  • Wristbands to signify level of comfort with direct contact or proximity to other conference attendees will be offered to each attendee. 

For more information, please contact 

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Community Maltreatment Risk Map Trainings

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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

Building Engaging and Collaborative Relationships with Families. (Self-Paced Course)

As a home visitor, building strong relationships that support each member of the family’s growth and development is essential to your job. Whether establishing a relationship between parent and child or home visitor and parent, the principles and best practices are the same. By establishing a long-term relationship with families, you can model ways to interact that parents can adopt with their children. This course offers practical ways you can relate to parents that will motivate them to stay engaged with you. Note: This Achieve OnDemand learning experience qualifies for .3 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Bullying and Other Disruptive Behavior: for Employees

Bullying and Other Disruptive Behavior: for Employees provides the information employees need to understand this type of behavior and know how to shut it down when it happens.

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Parent Café Enhanced Technical Assistance Webinars

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.

Webinar Topic: Developing Café Themes

This webinar will consist of coaching participants on creating Parent Café Themes. Making sure your story, ties in all the protective factors and relates back to your theme.

Date: Thursday, Oct 28th
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Register Now

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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

Did you know?

Essentials of Home Visiting Trainings:

  • are approved training opportunities for multiple credentials.
  • are IACET accredited (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) 
  • 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 the Essentials of Home Visiting 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.

Access the Essentials of Home Visiting live webinars through the Essentials of Home Visiting Portal free of cost. 

Use this link to register for any webinars from Start EarlyTM

Being Present with Families

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

How do our personal values and experiences impact the work we do? The qualities of being nonjudgmental, present and an active listener will be covered as well as some potential barriers to active listening. Note: This webinar complements the Basics of Home Visiting self-paced course.

Being Present With Families

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

How do our personal values and experiences impact the work we do? The qualities of being nonjudgmental, present and an active listener will be covered as well as some potential barriers to active listening. This webinar complements the Basics of Home Visiting self-paced course.

Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family Lens

Date: November 9th
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CDT
Register by: November 8th at 12:00 P.M. CDT

As a home visitor, how do you intentionally respond to situations where substance abuse is present in the families you support? This webinar discusses ways to recognize a family's values and strengths which can help guide you approach when working with a family impacted by substance abuse. We will also explore how substance abuse affects family dynamics. This webinar complements Challenges in Home Visiting: Substance Abuse self-paced course.

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External Webinars

Webinar TRAILS

Trauma and Resiliency Action-Informed Learning Series (TRAILS) - Webinar Recording

Beginning with this kick-off event, NTTAC will launch a center-wide action and informed learning series focused on addressing trauma and building resilience in and across all systems.

This event will offer perspectives of trauma and resiliency in a panel format featuring youth and young adults, family members/caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders. The panel will be followed by opportunities to discuss current challenges, innovations, and needs in smaller groups with facilitators. Issues and ideas that emerge from discussion will inform and support the learning series over the next year.

* Please note that this session will be recorded. A virtual lounge/calming space will also be available during the session.

Webinar Recording Registration

Nov 2 Webinar

The Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Interventions

Date: November 2nd
Time: 1pm CDT

You definitely won’t want to miss November’s installment of Early Efforts. On Tuesday, November 2 (2pm eastern), we’ll check in with a panel of the field’s leading experts on what the latest science says about The Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Interventions.

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Supporting Positive Ethnic-Racial Identity formation in Early Childhood

Date: November 16th
Time: 1pm CDT

Tuesday, November 16 (2pm eastern) The Hunt Institute’s popular Race and Education series will turn its attention to Supporting Positive Ethnic-Racial Identity formation in Early Childhood, in a session moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Jones of Foundation for Child Development.

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Wellness Calendar


An interactive emotional wellness activity to do with youth!

Mental health has grown increasingly important among today’s youth. A great way of maintaining positive mental health is to take care of your emotional wellness by keeping your body and mind happy. Encourage your YAP to create their own emotional wellness calendar to help them deal with the stress in their lives. Click the link below to get our FREE, downloadable activity!

Read Now!

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PEIRS Updates

  • New service types: “Youth Based Curriculum” will be available for CYD contracts with this service in their project work plans. “Gift Card – Basic Needs” will be added to Family Resource Center workflows.
  • MIECHV and TNFP: Breastfeeding question will now display until an index child turns 13 months (or 395 days) old. Previously, this question displayed until the child was around 15 months old.
  • Corrected an issue where PEIRS users could not sort or filter on the Referrals List page.
  • Corrected an issue where assigned home visitors did not display in enrollments that had been automatically migrated from an older contract into a new FY22 contract (primarily HOPES I and TNFP).
    • The assigned home visitors from the prior contract are added to all enrollments in FY22 contracts, unless grantee staff have already assigned staff in the FY22 contracts.
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