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Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Reunification

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Integrating Child Reunification into Emergency Preparedness Plans

Recorded on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 2 p.m. EDT

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This webinar featured presentations by representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the District of Columbia and a state and local emergency manager from the state of Connecticut. Please view the recording of this webinar to learn about integrating familiy reunification procedures and protocols into your community's emergency plans.


John Bischoff III, Director, Emergency Communications, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Lauralee Koziol, Lead Coordinator of the Children's Working Group, Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency

Shannon Rudisill, Associate Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – Child Care Bureau

Melodee Hanes, Counselor to the Administrator / Acting Deputy Administrator for Policy, U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Bruce Lockwood, Deputy Emergency Manager for the Town of New Hartford, Connecticut / Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator for the Bristol-Burlington Health District in Connecticut

Saj Popat, Administrative Services Manager, Washington, D.C. Department of Health

How to view our webinars

The Community Preparedness Webinar Series is conducted via DHS's HSIN Connect system. You do not need to register in advance, nor do you need a HSIN account in order to view our webinars. Audio for this webinar will be broadcast within HSIN Connect; there will not be a concurrent, phone-based teleconference. Questions and answers will be moderated via text-based chat inside the webinar. In order to ensure that your computer is capable of viewing our webinars and webcasts, we highly recommend that you read the below documents and perform the compatibility test prior to the start of the event. In addition, please ensure your computer's speakers are working prior to the webinar. If for any reason you have trouble accessing the system, please send an email to citizencorps@dhs.gov.

Additional information about this webinar

This webinar is free to the public and will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site. This webinar will last approximately one hour. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at a later date and linked from this web page. The live webinar will offer Closed Captioning and a transcript of the webinar will be posted with the recorded version of the webinar.

Last Updated: 01/02/2014

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