No Hit Zone Launches
A community where healthy child development is supported through safe and effective interactions that do not involve hitting
The No Hit Zone campaign was launched at Children’s Health Investment Program of South Hampton Roads (CHIP) in May! All 24 CHIP staff members were trained in this initiative. CHIP provides services in Hampton Roads for children through age six and expectant mothers in the focus areas of health improvement, school readiness and self-sufficiency.
On January 12, 2017 No Hit Zone was launched into General Academic Pediatrics Office at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Pediatric Hospital. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, UT at Austin, Professor and Dr. Lou Lombardo, ODU, Professor Emeritus, and Deb Sendek, past president Prevent Child Abuse-Ohio, were present for this first launch.
On April 7, 2017, The City of Chesapeake Department of Human Services held the Pinwheels for Prevention Ceremony at which Mayor Alan Krasnoff read a resolution promoting No Hit Zone sites in the city of Chesapeake! Dr. Lou Lombardo of Old Dominion University spoke on the need for community prevention programs as a way to prevent violence and child abuse in our community.
Dr. Nancy Welch, MD led the charge for our second No Hit Zone launch in the Chesapeake Department of Public Health! Their staff is trained and equipped with No Hit Zone posters which are strategically placed throughout the building, as well as distraction kits for parent-child interactions. The Chesapeake Department of Public Health is the first dedicated building in Hampton Roads to be a No Hit Zone!