The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment and other child advocacy organizations will host a free luncheon program on Wednesday, Jan. 22, that addresses how corporal punishment and spanking can negatively affect children’s physical and emotional well-being.

Angela Lisburg, a family nurse practitioner at Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center, and Dr. Brooke Jones, a pediatrician at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital, will introduce the concept of No Hit Zones. These provide environments free of corporal punishment, domestic abuse, sibling violence, interpersonal violence and elder abuse. A No Hit Zone is an environment in which no adult or child will hit another adult or child.


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