Raising families up.

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations. As the Maryland chapter 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.

Turning Harsh Verbal Discipline Around

If only there were magic words that made parenting easier. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help when things get challenging. Let's turn things around. › Learn More

Raising Families Up: July News

Find tips to make your child's transition back to school seamless, legislative action, upcoming events, a summer health feature and more! › Learn More


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Amy and Bill's Story

Amy and Bill thought they had all the knowledge they needed to raise their children. They quickly learned just how challengng it is as they struggled to raise their four year old. With another child on the way, they knew they needed help. Amy and Bill attended parenting classes and learned new ways to discipline their son, communicate, and help him grow happy and healthy.


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24-Hour Parenting HelpLine

The Family Tree's 24-hour HelpLine is designed for parents like you. We provide free and confidential advice, community resources, and support for parents and caregivers. Call today at 800-243-8337!

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Lives Changed

When I walk in the door, it's like an adventure about to happen. I have fun playing, and Mom and Dad go meet with other parents.

~ Ramon, Child Development participant