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.

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Experience award-winning cuisine from Chef Patrick O'Connell of the Inn at Little Washington that supports The Family Tree’s mission to prevent child abuse in Maryland. › Learn More

When Times Are Tough

Kids are affected when they sense that mom and dad are worried about something. Talk to your children honestly, be brief and stick to short explanations when family changes have happened because of money problems. › Learn More


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Shirley's Story

Shirley enrolled in The Family Tree’s 12-week, curriculum-based Positive Parenting Program and found the answers she needed. The program gave her something solid to learn from and she liked being able to bounce ideas off of other parents. “The classes taught me how to handle things for both my kids and myself,” Shirley says. “I really began to improve as a mother. It helped me see the good and the love, no matter how hard things were.” Today, Shirley and her son are working together to create consequences and behavior options and he is better able to handle his feelings. As for Shirley, she is now one of The Family Tree’s most dedicated volunteers. “I want to give people what was given to me: a lifeline for getting through the day.”





Lives Changed

My mom was really afraid to be a single mom; I was going to be a lot for her to handle on her own. Now she knows we can make it.

~ Jayson, Home Visiting 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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