First course slide

Course Overview: 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.

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.

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

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 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 Hours: 1 hour including the pre-test and post-test.

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 .