No Hit Zone

Promoting a Culture of Care and Health through Awareness and Education

No Hit Zone – A Champions Project

Champions For Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads is bringing the No Hit effort into Hampton Roads by adopting the No Hit Zone initiative as its major 2017 – 2018 project.  Champions is launching the program using professionally developed implementation tools, staff training*, presentations/resources for community meetings, and program materials.  The launch of this initiative at sites across the region opens the door for physical abuse prevention awareness and prevention strategies education.

No Hit Zone fosters a safe and caring environment and is a pathway to increased awareness of physical punishment and its close relationship to physical abuse.

No Hit Zone concept was originally created at Rainbow Babies Hospital in 2005. Since then, the program has been successfully implemented in over 30 pediatric hospitals in the United States and is used to keep children safe and the environment calm in hospital settings.

*Source: Kelly Dauk, MD, University of Louisville


Local Pediatric Office Becomes A ‘No Hit Zone’  Dr. John Harrington says his practice, located inside Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, is now a “no hit zone.”

No Hit Zone program has four simple rules:

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

To read more about these successful No Hit initiatives: