Reunification

Reunification Resources

American Red Cross
Patient Connection Program
The American Red Cross Patient Connection Program can track patient admissions, provide appropriate information to inquiring families, and assist in providing counseling to those injured during the disaster and their family members.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Post Disaster Reunification of Children - A Nationwide Approach
This document outlines a baseline for reunifying children separated as a result of a disaster and aims to assist local, state, tribal, territorial, and area governments and those responsible for the temporary care of children with incorporating reunification elements into existing emergency preparedness plans.

Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children
Unaccompanied Minor Reunification Checklist
This checklist is designed to assist with identification, tracking, and reunification of unaccompanied minors during a disaster. Click here for the fillable format version.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
This organization works to find missing children and provide assistance to their families.  The site has a databank listing of children who are less than 21 years of age and who have been reported missing or displaced.

Operation Child-ID: Reunifying children with their legal guardians after Hurricane Katrina 
This article details the process used at Camp Gruber to identify, protect, and reunify displaced children with their families after Hurricane Katrina.

Patient Identification Tracking Form
This form, which is a tool within the state Medical Disaster Plan (see Pediatric & Neonatal Surge or Burn Surge Annex), can be utilized to track pediatric patients during a medical surge event. Information to enter on this form includes: description of the child, who accompanied the child, unaccompanied children, medical history and treatment, and disposition/discharge. There is also a section on the form to attach a photo of the child. Click here for the Word version of this form.