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October 5, 2018

Madison Heights officials put up signs for 'no-hit zones' where parents can't spank children

Madison Heights officials are putting up signs for "no-hit zones" where parents can't spank their children.

–Click On Detroit

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May 21, 2018

Advocates stress proactive approach to prevent child deaths

They are supposed to be the ones protecting their children, but in the past three months the parents of three children in Hampton Roads have been accused of killing them.


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April 25, 2018

Children's hospital starts 'No Hit Zone' program to prevent violence against children

More than half of children younger than 14 who were hit and spanked, did not understand what discipline message parents were trying to teach them.


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April 16, 2018

Jacksonville City Council panel defers cannabis code change, moves ‘hit free zone’ bill

Resolution 2018-171 would support policy designating city property “hit free zones.” It creates “areas 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.”

–Florida Politics

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April 5, 2018

Expert: Health providers are key players in child abuse prevention

Do you spank your kids when they misbehave? How does it make you feel? Would you like to try an alternative?

–Times Free Press

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March 13, 2018

Jacksonville could ban spanking on city property

Leasa Britton, mother and grandmother, is a strong supporter of corporal punishment. "You either whoop them or they're gonna whoop you," Britton said.

–FirstCoast News

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February 7, 2018

Responding effectively to your child’s bad behavior

Picture this: You’re in the middle of the supermarket and your toddler has a complete meltdown because you won’t put an overpriced, unhealthy box of cereal in the shopping cart.

–The Herald News

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December 8, 2017

How a local group is fighting child abuse and neglect in the region

Since 1983, Champions For Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads ( has been on a mission to eliminate child abuse and neglect

–Coast Live

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December 6, 2017

Stoughton 'no hit zone' looks to stop corporal punishment

The city of Stoughton is training their staff to help end corporal punishment. The area is the first city in Dane County to become a "no hit zone."

–Channel 3000

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November 21, 2017

‘No Hit Zone’ campaign soon for Dubai children

A Dubai foundation will soon launch a ‘No Hit Zone’ awareness campaign to educate parents and childcarers that children can be disciplined without spanking or hitting as corporal punishment is the first trigger to child abuse, experts said on Monday.

–Gulf News Society

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April 19, 2017

No Hit Zone initiative making the community a safer place for kids and families

Families have likely seen small changes around the La Crosse Public library during the past four months — heat sensitive activity pads at the checkout, distraction kits with toys and stickers, and colorful signs throughout the facility reading, "Healthy Kids, Safer Communities — No Hit Zone."

–LaCrosse Tribune

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