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

Virtual Programming Update

The past few months have been a challenge for children, families, and communities. At the start of the pandemic when the stay at home order was implemented, experts feared we would see a drop in child abuse and neglect reports, since  teachers, the number one...

Communicating Well with Children

Communication – It’s More Than Just Talk It can be said that communication skills are a priceless gift and can be compared to an open door. Yet for some, this door can feel closed and tightly sealed, especially when it comes to being heard by others....

Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Children

What is Self-esteem? Self-esteem is defined as the individual’s personal sense of self-worth or self-value. This personal sense of self-worth can include ideas about an individual’s abilities, behaviors, appearance, and belief system. This includes beliefs about...

Back to School Tips in 2020

In just a few days, kids will head back to school. We know that regardless of whether school will be in person, remote or hybrid, it will be different than in year’s past.  We are here to support you during this time 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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