Raising families up.

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations. A national affiliate of Parents Anonymous®, Prevent Child Abuse America and The National Exchange Club, we nurture hope where there may be none and give it room to grow and flourish.

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Talking to Kids about the Orlando Shooting

Acts of violence can confuse and frighten your child, and they will look to you for help with their feelings and guidance on how to react. Here are tips for how to talk about this and future tragedies. › Learn More


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Rona's Story

Rona is a single, working mother of a very bright and energetic 4-year-old boy. With no family or friends to help her, she felt isolated and powerless, desperate for a break or even just a good night’s sleep. Since she worked long hours, her days consisted of going to work and coming home to care for her son. Rona was constantly fatigued and frustrated, frequently becoming aggressive, impatient, and confrontational with those around her, including her son’s teachers. Recognizing her situation and desperate to find help, Rona called The Family Tree’s 24/7 Parenting HelpLine and was immediately linked to a Parents Anonymous® Support Group near her home. She started attending the group and her son began attending (and loves!) the companion program for children. Eight months later, Rona and her son haven’t missed a session. She loves the group and says that she is finally beginning to see the light at the end of what seemed to her a very long tunnel. She has even become friends with one of the other parents in the group, a single mother of three boys.


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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Lives Changed

In comparison to when I entered the support group, my boys have improved tremendously. My sons have gone from having 36 school absentee days, to my 9-year-old recently receiving all As and one B and my 12-year-old continually making the honor roll. It is amazing.

~ Brad, Parents Anonymous® Parent