Family Reunification

Family Reunification

Family reunification is an important part of disaster medicine and essential for pediatric preparedness. Yet, it is often an afterthought in the planning process. To lead a successful disaster implementation and coordinated family reunification, supplies, and strategy must be considered before an event happens. Region V for Kids developed five modules to help guide hospitals through the essential steps to build an effective family reunification plan during a pediatric disaster or hazard event.

Family Reunification Learning Modules

  • Peds Reunification Module 1

    Module 1: Essential Elements of a Hospital Family Reunification Plan

    This module will go through the pre-work necessary for reunification efforts and a process of implementation during the event, including registration, intake, tracking, and definitive identification.

  • Peds Reunification Module 2

    Module 2: Facility Logistics

    This module will provide clear understandings of each of the three reunification entities including hospital family reunification center, pediatric safe area, and family reunification sites; and help planners start to consider how to plan or coordinate planning with organizations for each of these areas in their own setting.

  • HFRP Module 3

    Module 3: Information Sharing, Security Concerns and Legal Considerations

    This module will discuss the processes and implementations necessary for a successful reunification effort with regards to information sharing, security concerns and legal considerations

Live Module Presentations

Topic Date Time (EST)
Module 1 January 11, 2024 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Module 2 February 8, 2024 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Module 3 March 14, 2024 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Module 4 April 11, 2024 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Module 5 May 9, 2024 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST