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.

Latest From the Blog

Preparing for a Snow Day with Children

Young children are always excited when they see those first snowflakes fall and are eager to get outside to build a snowman, go sledding and to make snow angels in the snow. Before letting your little ones out to play, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Pay...

To hug or not to hug

 Hugs can be a way of establishing intimacy with loved ones. But sometimes those encounters can be awkward, especially if the child resists or feels uncomfortable hugging someone whom they don’t know well, or don’t like. With the holidays just around the corner,...

Graduation Field Trip for Healthy Families Graduates

Fall brings a lot of changes: leave changes, temperature changes, and daylight savings time to just name a few. Taking the little ones outside to enjoy the changing weather is great for their physical, mental, and emotional development. Outside play can include a...

Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce

Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce  Divorce is not easy for any family to go through. It is very difficult and painful, but families can recover and move forward – if proper action is taken. In most cases, the decision to divorce comes after careful...

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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