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.

Keeping kids busy in winter

It's great when the kids can be outside playing in winter. When they can't, keep your kids busy during these winter months with a fun project. Try this one for Valentine's Day! Your kids will learn so much about mommy and daddy and where they come from. › Learn More

Healthy Families has a Facebook page

Healthy Families at The Family Tree now has its own Facebook page - click below and like us! Then share this information with your friends on Facebook! › Learn More


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Anna's Story

Anna, an 8-year-old girl, began attending the Children’s Program while her mother was in parenting classes. When she first came to the program, she was closed, tough, and did not want to interact with anyone, including her nine-month old half-brother. She clearly did not like people, did not trust people, and barely talked. The expression in her eyes reflected nothing but a blank stare. She clearly did not want to be here. Her first night of the program, her mother had just been released from jail - again. The next week she came, she seemed almost relieved to see the same staff in the Children’s room. She did speak a little more, and even participated in the structured activity. As the weeks progressed, Anna’s behavior gradually changed. She began to communicate more, answering questions with details instead of short responses. After three months, Anna was a completely different person. She talks a lot and shares her thoughts and feelings with us. She shares the stories she reads with us and can relate to some of the characters and their feelings.





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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