The No Hit Zone program strives to advocate for safe and healthy environments for all people within a facility. It applies to corporal punishment, domestic abuse, sibling violence, interpersonal violence, and elder abuse. A No Hit Zone is an environment where:

  • NO adult will hit a child.
  • NO adult will hit another adult,
  • NO child will hit an adult,
  • NO child will hit another child.


If you are a parent or guardian seeking parenting education resources, you can access them on the Department of Social Services website by clicking here.

Become a No Hit Zone

CPCM is currently working with interested organizations in South Dakota to implement No Hit Zone Policies. To inquire about becoming a No Hit Zone Partner, email [email protected].

CPCM will work with your organization to help you become a No Hit Zone by completing these four steps:

  1. Get approval: Get approval from leadership to implement the No Hit Zone Program in your organization.

  2. Develop policy: View sample policies here.

    1. Sample Child Advocacy Center Policy (.DOCX)
    2. Sample School Policy (.DOCX)
    3. Sample Hospital Policy (.DOCX)
  3. Educate employees: Provide staff and parents/caregivers of children with resources to resolve conflict using the video and power point listed here.

    1. Educational Presentation (PPT)
    2. Educational VideosĀ 
  4. Promote: Download sample signage here, and post them throughout your No Hit Zone.

5. Distraction Kits: Create “distraction kits” full of activities and items to entertain children throughout your No Hit Zone in order to help eliminate situations where hitting may be involved.

Community Partners who have implemented No Hit Zones