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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Carlos' Story

Carlos was just four months old when his mother called the Parenting HelpLine. His mom was working more than 40 hours a week despite her postpartum depression, and his dad was working well into the evening hours. Carlos was a colicky baby and would sometimes cry for hours on end. His mom was feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and barely able to cope with the demands on her life. She started having thoughts of hurting her baby and those feelings scared her. She felt ashamed because she loved her son and wanted to be a good mother. That’s when she called our Family StressLine. The Family Tree-trained counselor listened, offered support, and reassured her there were positive steps she could take. She also recommended Mom join a local Parents Anonymous® Group so that she could talk to other parents going through similar situations, and feel less alone. At the end of the call, Carlos’ mom sounded calm and she agreed to a safety contract.





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

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