Raising families up. 

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations.

As the Maryland chapter of Parents Anonymous®, Prevent Child Abuse America and The National Exchange Club, we nurture hope where there may be none and give it room to grow and flourish.

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When My Teen is Hanging Out with the “Wrong Crowd”

As children enter the adolescence stage of development, their need for strong social bonding with friends and peers often becomes a priority. Indeed, it is these social relationships that help our young teens form their own personal identities.  In seeking out...

Cyberbullying: Tips and Strategies for Proactive Prevention

As schools across Maryland have delayed re-opening, children will be spending many hours of their day behind a screen. Cyberbullying was on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic and the stress caused by social isolation can create unique circumstances for some...

Getting Young Children to Nap

            Good sleeping habits are crucial for promoting healthy child development. Along with providing the energy needed for appropriate growth and development, adequate sleep patterns improve behavior...

Helping Children Get Used to the Idea of Wearing Masks in Public

            Because of the current health crisis, it is a common place to see people wearing face masks in public.  While wearing these masks is an important part of curbing the spread of infection and disease, your child may feel uncomfortable with the idea of...

Programs for Families

Parenting Classes

Our parent education programs provide tools to raise happy, healthy and competent children, along with a community of support. We empower and educate parents and children in their home, school or community using structured curriculum and support groups.

Home Visits

Our parent education programs provide tools to raise happy, healthy and competent children, along with a community of support. We empower and educate parents and children in their home, school or community using structured curriculum and support groups.

Counseling

Our parent education programs provide tools to raise happy, healthy and competent children, along with a community of support. We empower and educate parents and children in their home, school or community using structured curriculum and support groups.

Community & Professional Trainings

ACE Interface Project

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child’s life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

The Family Tree serves as the lead agency of the multi-sector partnership – Maryland Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse – created to oversee the planning and implementation of The Enough Abuse Campaign. Its mission is to prevent child sexual abuse by engaging adults and mobilizing communities in effective prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

24-hour Parenting HelpLine

800.243.7337

The Family Tree’s 24-hour Parenting HelpLine is designed for parents like you. We provide free and confidential advice, community resources, and support for parents and caregivers. Call now, or save the number in your contacts for when you really need us.

“When I started my parenting class at The Family Tree, I began to realize what it meant to be a good parent. I kept going to the classes and each week I learned new ways to raise my son. Before long, my friends at The Family Tree had helped me figure out my strengths and find the confidence to use them. For the first time, I saw the possibilities of a happy, healthy future with my son.”

Ron

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