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

Halloween Safety Durig COVID-19

Each year, there are plenty of concerns about Halloween safety. From traffic to strangers, but this year there are even more concerns. Some of the traditional Halloween activities can increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, but there are safety precautions to take...

Screen Time and Children’s Eye Safety

If you are worried about your children spending too much time on screens, you are not alone. Before the stay at home order and the COVID-19 Pandemic, 71% of parents admitted to being worried about screen time and damage to their children’s eyes. Now that schools are...

Tummy Time

Last week our blog focused on ways to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Some strategies we recommended were practicing safe sleep, using pacifiers, breast feeding and tummy time! The first discussion of tummy time started in 1992 when the “Back...

SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness month.  SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, children are at highest risk until their first year, but it is most common in babies one month to four months. There are many myths about what causes SIDS....

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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