Campus Safety Training Program: School Reunification

Campus Safety Training Program: School Reunification, an eLearning course, provides an overview of the student reunification process. In addition to reviewing the various types of situations that require reunification and key reunification terminology, the course also explores roles required for successful reunification and provides recommendations for training stakeholders and practicing a reunification plan.


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Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST Approval 22-341
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected].

Course Overview

In the United States, schools provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million children. Schools are expected to keep children safe every day, but during traumatic events, this objective becomes the primary focus of teachers, administrators, and school staff members.

Reunification occurs when children are reunited with their parents or guardians after an emergency or disastrous event at their school. In these situations, a traditional student release process is unsafe and often lacks necessary organization. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, the reunification of students with their primary caregivers is crucial for the reestablishment of social support after a traumatic event and is often the only mental health crisis intervention needed. A comprehensive emergency plan includes a reunification plan to ensure the safety of the whole school community.

This course provides educational stakeholders with a structure to develop and implement a school reunification plan.

Target Audience

School administrators, school personnel, law enforcement, school resource officers, and campus safety professionals.

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WXK-007 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify emergency situations that require a reunification plan
  • Define terminology associated with a reunification plan
  • Define the purpose and components of a reunification plan
  • Determine the purpose and components of a response map
  • Identify the roles required in a reunification plan

National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC)

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC) is dedicated to equipping criminal justice professionals and service providers with the right training and tools to affect lasting and meaningful change in the communities they serve. As a leading national criminal justice training organization, we deliver quality innovative training, expert instruction, and technical assistance solutions for combating prevailing public safety and community challenges.