Hospitals, pediatric clinics, family court offices and city spaces are finding innovative ways to promote nonviolence by implementing “No Hit Zones!” No Hit Zones promote a calm, safe and caring environment for children where no hitting of any kind is allowed, including spanking.
Family Court: Jefferson Family Court
Hospitals & Pediatric Offices: ** (see full list below)
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.
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.