Parenting Education Programs

Children don't come with an instruction manual. That's why The Family Tree offers a range of free evidence-based programs designed for families seeking to strengthen parenting skills, improve child behavior or manage specific challenges related to child rearing. You can promote your child's cognitive, social, emotional and behavior changes throughout their life, as well as your capacity to raise healthy and happy children. Classes are offered throughout the week at our headquarters office in Baltimore City and satellite locations in Harford County, Howard County and Prince George's County. Programs include:

Age-Specific Parenting Classes

The Family Tree provides tailored classes for moms and dads with children of any age - complete with your own new network that can offer moral support, playdates and more. Whether you want the basics or are having a specific challenge raising kids 0-5, 8-12 or 12+, we have a program for you. Find out more.


Positive Parenting Program (PPP) - 10 week program, all parents

The PPP curriculum is our most intensive, comprehensive parenting program designed for those seeking support in a broad range of parenting and child behavior management skills. It is founded on the principle that all parents have the ability to form a safe and nurturing environment for their children. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to be active participants in the learning process that respects personal values and belief systems.  Find out more.


Empowering Families and Moving through Anger - 10 week program, all parents

Regulating emotions can be particularly challenging during the child rearing years. Managing anger can be hard for parents and have negative consequences on their child's development. Parents will learn effective ways to manage their anger while learning positive parenting practices.  Find out more.


MENS Program (Men Encouraging, Nurturing and Supporting) - ongoing program for fathers and children

MENS is a comprehensive program aimed at improving child well being through responsible and nurturing fatherhood. MENS offers a variety of tools and resources for supporting father’s positive parenting practices and children’s healthy development and behavior. Case management, support groups, parent training, referral, recreational and mentoring activities are offered.  Find out more.


Strengthening Families Program (SFP) - 14 week program

The Strengthening Families Program is designed for families affected by or at risk for substance abuse. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together. Find out more.