PEI Grantee News Volume 8, Issue 9

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PEI Grantee News
A PEI Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 9

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

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PIP 2021 Conference Starts Tomorrow! 

Thank you to everyone who registered for PIP! We are looking forward to seeing our attendees both online and in-person this week from Tuesday, November 2nd, to Thursday, November 4th!

Click Here for the PIP Agenda

For any questions about PIP, contact us at:

Share your PIP experience on Facebook and Twitter using conference hashtag #pipcon2021

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As we get closer to the end of the year there are some important dates to keep in mind. Initial August invoices were due September 30th. If you have not yet submitted an initial August invoice please make it a priority so we can accurately report spending. As a way to properly forecast lapse projections we are asking you to send an estimate of any August supplemental invoices you may need to submit. Please send these estimates to your contract manager by October 29th. If you do not anticipate needing to submit an August supplemental invoice, please communicate that with your contract manager.  

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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

Project Management Framework and Processes

Develop essentials skills to Project Management in understanding fundamental concepts that will enable them to deliver projects with greater levels of proficiency and optimization.

Office of Child Safety Presents: Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

This webinar discusses how best to assess and intervene in family situations that may involve domestic violence. This includes how best to interview children at an age-appropriate level and the effects of exposure to domestic violence on children. Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI), Office of Child Safety.

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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

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

Nov 2 Webinar

The Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Interventions

Date: November 2nd
Time: 1pm CDT

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.

Nov 16 Webinar

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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