No Hit Zone


Many hospitals, pediatric clinics and even the family court offices have implemented a “No Hit Zone” to promote a calm, safe and caring environment for children, families and staff. Nearly 30 children’s hospitals nationwide are participating in this effort, including Kosair Children’s Hospital, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and New Orleans Children Hospital.

The “No Hit Zone” designation means that the organization maintains an environment in which:
  • No adult shall hit another adult
  • No adult shall hit a child
  • No child shall hit an adult, and
  • No child shall hit another child

Where have folks implemented NoHitZones?

Family Court: Jefferson Family Court

Hospitals & Pediatric Offices: Kosair Children’s Hospital

Government Offices and City Spaces: Dane County District Attorney’s Office

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Creating a Safe Place for Pediatric Care: A No Hit Zone

Erin R. FrazierGilbert C. LiuKelly L. Dauk

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.

Research Link

NoHitZones Endorsed by AAP

Posters & Flyers

Children’s Mercy Hospital implements “No Hit Zone” with informative Posters


How to Implement a
“No Hit Zone”

PowerPoint Presentation