No Hit Zone

Reinforcing a Culture of Safety through Awareness and Education

No Hit Zone Launch
No Hit Zone Launch

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 will launch the program using professionally developed* implementation tools, staff training, 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 nurturing environment and is a pathway to increased awareness of physical punishment and its close relationship to physical abuse.

On January 12, 2017 No Hit Zone was launched into General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Pediatric Hospital.  Dr. Liz Gershoff, UT at Austin, Professor and Dr. Lou Lombardo, ODU, Professor Emeritus were present for this first launch.

No Hit Zone concept was originally created at Rainbow Babies Hospital in 2005. Now, Gundersen Health System, a non-pediatric hospital in Wisconsin has implemented a No Hit Zone policy with great success. Hampton Roads, No Hit Zone is here!

*developed by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

General Academic Pediatrics Group

  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: