Become a No-Hit-Zone school, church, shelter, organization, restaurant, business … home!
No-Hit-Zones are a proactive way promote calm, safe and caring environments for children where no hitting of any kind is allowed.
Signage illustrates the well-established harmful effects of corporal punishment and promotes effective painless parenting techniques.
Staff are trained to give parents resources for effective guidance and information on the harm of physical discipline in a non-shaming, non-blaming fashion.
Family Court: Jefferson Family Court
Government Offices: Dane County District Attorney’s Office
City Spaces: Madison Heights, MI is one of few municipalities with ‘No Hit Zone’ resolutions aimed at preventing hitting and spanking of kids in public places.
Hospitals & Pediatric Offices:
Conclusions: The No Hit Zone is an important program used to provide a safe and caring environment for all families and staff of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Demand for the program continues, demonstrated by the establishment of No Hit Zones at other local hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics. This article offers information for other organizations planning to conduct similar initiatives.
Stacie Schrieffer LeBlacn, JD, MEd, Randall Alexander, MD, PhD, Madison Mastrangelo, Hannah Gilbert
How to Create a No-Hit-Zone: NHZs designed around the six strategies of the Spectrum of Prevention (SOP) model have the most likelihood to move beyond education to shifting cultural norms (Cohen & Swift, 1999). The SOP
has proven successful in other injury and violence prevention efforts and lends itself well to the synergy needed to shift the high approval of a “good hard spanking.” Without much additional effort, NHZs can easily address all six levels of the SOP systematic action tool. The SOP model encourages prevention leaders to engage each level of the SOP by influencing policy, changing organizational practices, fostering coalitions, educating health and other providers, promoting community education, and improving individual skills and knowledge (Cohen & Swift, 1999). As such, the following discussion of No Hit Zones addresses implementing all levels.
“No hitting, not anyone, not anytime!” Courtesy of Champions For Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads
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