PEI Community News
Partners in Prevention Conference
DFPS is proud to have held the 20th Annual Partners in Prevention Conference on October 21-22, 2020. This is the largest annual conference of prevention and early intervention professionals in Texas!
Outstanding Stories of Service and Triumph
In 2019, seven award recipients from across the state were recognized at the Partners in Prevention Conference in Austin. Their stories are inspiration for what individuals can contribute for Texas communities.
PEI Learning Hub
The PEI Learning Hub is available to all PEI contractors and serves as an engaging, web-based professional development portal providing training on a variety of topics. The interactive learning management system is designed for community providers, home visitor staff, and other partner agencies serving families through PEI contracts. Providers and partner agencies can use it to stay up-to-date on best practices and professional development opportunities.
We recommend these PEI Learning Hub courses:
- Background Checks (ABCs)
Email PEI Training to learn how to sign up.
Training Tuesday Webinars
Join us from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (except holidays) as we explore current, relevant topics based on state trends, featuring PEI speakers and guest experts. Register for the PEI Community News and receive the upcoming registration links, or email PEI Training.
The PEI Communications Toolkit
Prevention News and Online Publications
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PEI Community News is PEI's e-newsletter distributed monthly. PEI Community News includes news about PEI initiatives, staff, and news related to prevention and early intervention statewide. PEI staff, contractors, and subcontractors should ensure their programmatic points of contact register for PEI Community News by clicking here: PEI Community News Registration Link.
PEI Provider News includes weekly training and grant opportunities for PEI providers. PEI staff, contractors, and subcontractors are asked ensure their programmatic points of contact register for PEI Community News by clicking here: PEI Provider News Registration Link.
The Texas Prevention Network is a channel for informing stakeholders about key updates. The network is comprised of a diverse set of stakeholders including advocates, service providers and coalitions. PEI communicates with the network via email newsletters sent periodically. Sign up for TPN by clicking here: TPN Registration Link
The Get Parenting Tips website was developed to provide a platform to connect Texas parents and caregivers with positive parenting information and resources. Providers are encouraged to visit Get Parenting Tips: www.getparentingtips.com.
Get Parenting Tips' Facebook page posts tips, resources and content with the goal of helping and supporting parents. Some of the content is original and created in-house; the rest is from ad campaigns or external sites that share PEI's goals. Follow us: @GetParentingTips
PEI Calendar: PEI produces an annual Parenting Tips Calendar. This free family resource is filled with helpful tips for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. It is available in English and Spanish. The calendar is endorsed by the Texas Pediatric Society and is a great resource for families participating in early childhood programs. Place your order online at www.printmailpro.com/dfps.
Community Growth Maps
HB 1549, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, required PEI to develop a growth strategy to gradually increase the number of families receiving PEI services each year. PEI contracted with Population Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler (UTHSCT) to develop a series of tools to achieve this goal. These tools use risk-mapping and geographically-based risk and resiliency models to illustrate the distribution of maltreatment rates in the state by zip code. The project produced community maltreatment risk maps in FY 2019, giving PEI powerful new tools to identify and allocate resources in communities with the highest need and support families before they are in crisis.