Providing Solutions. Preventing Child Abuse.

The Family Tree is Maryland's leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving our community by providing families with proven solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect. A national affiliate of Parents Anonymous®, Prevent Child Abuse America, and The National Exchange Club Foundation, The Family Tree offers volunteer-supported programs and services that aide and educate individuals, families, and communities.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

It is also the month The Family Tree is launching its fifth year of Stand For Maryland's Children-Pinwheels for Prevention program in Maryland. Do you stand for Maryland's children? › Learn More

Look at our new Great Chefs' website!

The Family Tree has a new website for its Great Chefs' Dinner. Click below and you can learn more about the chef, the committee, the sponsors and make a donation! Thanks to D3CORP for creating this beautiful site! › Learn More


Family Stories › View All


Anna's Story

Anna, an 8-year-old girl, began attending the Children’s Program while her mother was in parenting classes. When she first came to the program, she was closed, tough, and did not want to interact with anyone, including her nine-month old half-brother. She clearly did not like people, did not trust people, and barely talked. The expression in her eyes reflected nothing but a blank stare. She clearly did not want to be here. Her first night of the program, her mother had just been released from jail - again. The next week she came, she seemed almost relieved to see the same staff in the Children’s room. She did speak a little more, and even participated in the structured activity. As the weeks progressed, Anna’s behavior gradually changed. She began to communicate more, answering questions with details instead of short responses. After three months, Anna was a completely different person. She talks a lot and shares her thoughts and feelings with us. She shares the stories she reads with us and can relate to some of the characters and their feelings.





Lives Changed

When I walk in the door, it's like an adventure about to happen. I have fun playing, and Mom and Dad go meet with other parents.

~ Ramon, Child Development participant

Enough Abuse Campaign

The Family Tree (Prevent Child Abuse Maryland) is leading the charge to prevent child sexual abuse in Maryland. Be part of the solution.

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Programs & Events › View All



APR
MONDAY
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6:00pm

Parents Anonymous Support Group

A parents support group open to the public to talk and receive help with parent-child issues.


APR
TUESDAY
22

9:00am

Parents Anonymous Support Group

A parents support group open to the public to talk and receive help with parent-child issues.