Preventing child abuse is the goal of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore’s (CHAM’s) No Hitting Zone, which is part of a national effort to equip parents with safe and effective alternatives to physical discipline.
No Hitting Zone was created in 2005 by a nurse and pediatrician in Cleveland, OH, and started at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in 2011, making CHAM one of about 30 No Hitting Zone children’s hospitals nationwide. CHAM is promoting the program in April as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“When I mentioned starting No Hitting Zone at Montefiore, there was no pushback, just an immediate, ‘Do it, Lynn!’” said Lynn D. Hamberg, LMSW, MEd, Director, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. “Leadership embraced it because it fits Montefiore Einstein’s value of supporting our community.”