No Hit Zone Discipline and Corporal Punishment

No Hit Zone and Corporal Punishment

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/20

This course is free. 

Course Description:  Spanking is a widely accepted form of discipline in the United States. Numerous studies show that hitting and spanking lead to physical, cognitive, and socioemotional developmental problems as well as an increased likelihood for aggressive and defiant tendencies later in life. Attitudes toward corporal punishment have changed over time and vary across disciplines and roles. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the American Medical Association are all opposed to corporal punishment as a form of disciplining children. The goal of this presentation is to define discipline; define corporal punishment; discuss the impact of corporal punishment on children; assess past and current policy statements; and Identify interventions including the No Hit Zone. "No Hit Zone" is a program that was developed at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center and has since been implemented at numerous pediatric facilities. The focus of No Hit Zone is creating a safe space where hitting is not permitted between anyone – “no adult should hit a child, no adult should hit another adult, no child should hit an adult, no child should hit another child”.

Instructor: Karen van Bakergem LISW-CP

Target Audience: Nurses, Medical Assistants,  and any other healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define discipline
  • Define corporal punishment
  • Discuss the impact of corporal punishment on children
  • Assess past and current policy statements
  • Identify interventions

Instructional Method: Asynchronous online lecture/pre-test/post-test/evaluation

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136071,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  1.0 G credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Others:  This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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