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.

The holidays are upon us!

Holidays are filled with family, friendship, & love. However, many stresses, including increased social interaction, busy work schedules, and the social & personal pressures to spend a great deal of money can create the holiday blues. Learn how to deal with them. › 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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Simone's Story

Simone was a mom from suburbia at the top of her profession with a beautiful four-month-old son. She was back working full time despite being depressed. Her husband, dutiful as he was, saw himself as the primary bread winner and was rarely home. This left Simone alone to cope with Mikey, who cried hours on end. The couple had few friends and family nearby and the isolation exacerbated Simone’s feelings of helplessness. Exhausted, overwhelmed and barely able to cope, Simone started having thoughts of killing her baby. She felt guilty and ashamed because she loved her son and wanted to be a good mother. Thankfully, she reached for the phone and called The Family Tree Parenting HelpLine instead.





Lives Changed

The biggest thing I have gotten is knowledge. I can consistently go back and refer to what I learned when something comes up and I’m not sure how to handle it. And I can pass on what I learned to other parents with young children.

~ Sharice, Parenting Training Programs 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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