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.

Helping Children Manage the Stress of the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of stress for families. Click here for parenting tips. › 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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Cara's Story

Cara dropped out of school and got into drugs and other trouble, spending most of her time on the streets. At 15, Cara got pregnant. She was scared. She was a kid herself. How could she care for a baby? Then, one day, her aunt brought home a flyer for The Family Tree’s “Just for Moms” Program, a program for teen mothers. It was being offered at the local hospital in her neighborhood. Cara went to sit in on a class and it ended up changing her life. For the first time, she was with people who really understood her. With their help, she learned how to care for herself, care for her baby, and how to be a good parent. As a result, Cara realized she needed to finish her education. She is now studying to take her GED.

Lives Changed

My mom learned about the building blocks to a healthy family, how to effectively communicate with children and that kids learn at a different rate.

~ Jaycine, 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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