Honor Black History by Raising Anti-Racist Children

Honor Black History by Raising Anti-Racist Children     Every February, we celebrate Black History Month, but it is critical to remember that black history is American history and should be celebrated all year. Some ways to celebrate all year include, reading books or watching movies that represent diversity. Diversity can often be found in books and toys, but you may need to look for it. Another …

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Focus on Healthy Relationships

Focus on Healthy Relationships       Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  It was a special day to celebrate all those important people in our lives – our partners, children, and friends.  Life is continually challenging, as we near the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.  Parents are under a lot of stress.  Not only balancing work and home life, but also the stress we are all feeling living in this isolating environment. Maintaining healthy relationships is more important …

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The Family Tree Board of Directors Announces Retirement of 21-Year Executive Director, Patricia K. Cronin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 9, 2021                                    Contact: Mary Francioli, Director of Development & Communications (410) 454-1199, mfrancioli@familytreemd.org BALTIMORE, MD – February 9, 2021 – The Family Tree Board of Directors announced today that Executive Director, Patricia K. Cronin, LCSW-C, is retiring on June 30, 2021. Cronin’s decision to retire from the nonprofit is the …

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Celebrating Black History Month with Kids

Celebrating Black History Month with Kids              February is Black History Month, and we want to help provide fun family activities to celebrate and explain the importance of honoring black history to your children.   “African American history is American history, and when kids understand the fuller picture of history, it will also help them understand the fuller picture of …

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Family Connects Maryland: A Success Story  

Family Connects Maryland: A Success Story               Tracy was a first-time mom who delivered at Sinai Hospital. While recovering with her new baby girl, Ava, Tracy was given the opportunity to sign up for one of The Family Tree’s home visiting programs, Family Connects Maryland. Three years later, after Tracy completed The Family Connects Maryland program, we had the pleasure of speaking with her about the …

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Parenting Tip Tuesday: Foster Gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to encourage gratitude in your home. Research suggests that grateful young adolescents (ages 11-13), are happier and more optimistic, have better social support, are more satisfied with their school, family, community, friends, and themselves, and give more emotional support to others. We’ve also found that grateful …

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