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.
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.
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.
No programs are occurring this week.
24th Annual Great Chefs' Dinner
Join us on April 27th for dinner by Piero Premoli of Pricci Restaurant of Atlanta.
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