FEMA and Partners Publish “Post Disaster Reunification of Children: A Nationwide Approach”
January 13, 2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the American Red Cross have released Post Disaster Reunification of Children: A Nationwide Approach. This document reflects the first U.S. attempt to establish a baseline foundation and whole community approach for reunifying children separated from their parents or legal guardians in the aftermath of a disaster.
The document aims to assist local, state, tribal, territorial, and insular area governments and those responsible for the temporary care of children, such as educational, child care, medical, juvenile justice, and recreational facilities, in enhancing the reunification elements of existent emergency preparedness plans and/or conducting new all-hazards reunification planning.
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