PEI Grantee News Volume 8, Issue 10

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PEI Grantee News
A PEI Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 10

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 Wrap Up

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Thank you, Grantee Attendees! 

Thanks to all our grantees and presenters for the chance to learn, grow and advance our efforts together, both in-person and virtually! 

It was great seeing so many of you, both online and in-person. Here are a few reminders as we head into the weekend: 

Session Evaluations and CEUs

    • Evaluations will be sent to the email address provided during registration next Monday, November 8th (Make sure to check your junk folder!).
    • Session evaluations must be completed by November 18th at midnight to receive CEU credit.

Recorded Sessions

  • We recorded many of the sessions presented at PIP. We'll share a video link with you soon.
  • Watching recordings from PIP will not qualify you for CEUs.

Looking for Handouts or Session Information?

  • The PIP conference site and mobile app will remain live for at least one month after the conference. This is the best place to locate handouts from sessions you attended. Note: Not all presenters provided handouts. To find handouts:
    • Log onto the event site:
    • Click "All Sessions" on the menu
    • Locate and click on the session title from which you want materials
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and find "Documents"
    • Download the handouts using the arrow on the right side of the screen

For any questions about PIP, contact us at:

Share your #PIPCon2021 Photos!

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We'd love to see our attendees share their experience of togetherness and learning. Share your PIP experience on social media using the conference hashtag #pipcon2021!


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Community Maltreatment Risk Map Trainings

Maltreatment Risk Maps

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 16 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.

Supporting Positive Ethnic-Racial Identity formation in Early Childhood

Date: November 16th
Time: 1:00 P.M. 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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Job Opportunity

Here's a great opportunity for someone who wants to impact the way systems support families in crisis! 

The Office for Court Administration (OCA) is seeking Early Intervention Court Liaisons in Galveston, Bell and Lubbock counties. The liaison will serve as a legislative voice and liaison between the local family court judge and community service partners by: 

  • Developing and nurturing relationships with community resources and services that provide support to families, to create and maintain a community system of care for young children and their families.
  • Support the local child protection court and help develop prevention service capacity in targeted communities through connection to local referral networks to better connect and inform families of
    services available.

Find more details at

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Parent Advisory Council - Paid Positions Available

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The Texas Prenatal to Three Collaborative is working with National Center for Families Learning to recruit parents of children ages 0-3, for a one-year, paid engagement on the statewide parent advisory council to the collaborative.

Fathers, individuals of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds, and parents in rural areas of Texas are encouraged to apply before the November 19th deadline.

Please feel free to forward the application to any families or parent groups you work with.

Questions? Please contact

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Funding Opportunity

Central Texas African American Healthy Minds Project

The Hogg Foundation is investing in small grant awards to support mental health and wellness among African Americans in the Central Texas area. Specific counties include Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays and Williamson.

Applicants can request funding from $2,500 to $5,000 in $500 increments. The foundation will fund projects that focus on enhancing the mental health and wellness of African Americans in Central Texas through: 

  1. Education and awareness opportunities; and/or
  2. Resources, services and support; and/or
  3. COVID-19 or trauma support (special consideration will be given to proposals that address these issues).

Proposals will identify the population(s) of focus as one of the following:​​​​

  1. African American adults -18 years of age and older; and/or
  2. African American youth/children - school-age under 18 years of age and their families.

Due Date: Friday, December 10th at 11:59 A.M.

Visit the Hogg Foundation for more details

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