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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.

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Great Chefs' Dinner 2019

In its 28th year, the Great Chefs’ Dinner engages over 400 community leaders in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Maryland.

Volunteer

Join our amazing team of volunteers in 2018! We need your support to reach even more families throughout Maryland in the year ahead

Programs for Families

Parenting Classes

Our parent education programs provide tools to raise happy, healthy and competent children, along with a community of support. We empower and educate parents and children in their home, school or community using structured curriculum and support groups.

Home Visiting

Home visitors work to develop a trusting relationship with families and support parents in overcoming the many challenges of daily life. From pregnancy, to infancy, from toddlers to teens, we offer visits throughout the parent child relationship in a setting that only the home can create.

Counseling

Administered by a licensed therapist, these trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies provide a supportive environment for families to talk about difficult experiences such as child maltreatment, reunification, exposure to violence, co-parenting and more.

Community & Professional Trainings

ACE Interface Project

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

The Family Tree serves as the lead agency of the multi-sector partnership - Maryland Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse - created to oversee the planning and implementation of The Enough Abuse Campaign. Its mission is to prevent child sexual abuse by engaging adults and mobilizing communities in effective prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

24-hour Parenting HelpLine

800.243.7337

The Family Tree's 24-hour Parenting HelpLine is designed for parents like you. We provide free and confidential advice, community resources, and support for parents and caregivers. Call now, or save the number in your contacts for when you really need us.

24-hour Parenting HelpLine

800.243.7337

The Family Tree's 24-hour Parenting HelpLine is designed for parents like you. We provide free and confidential advice, community resources, and support for parents and caregivers. Call now, or save the number in your contacts for when you really need us.

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Parent Testimonials

"When I started my parenting class at The Family Tree, I began to realize what it meant to be a good parent. I kept going to the classes and each week I learned new ways to raise my son. Before long, my friends at The Family Tree had helped me figure out my strengths and find the confidence to use them. For the first time, I saw the possibilities of a happy, healthy future with my son."  - Ron

"The Parents Anonymous® support group has helped me to go on, to say the way I’m doing it just isn’t working and to take a breath. I learned that you can worry all you want, but that doesn’t change things. You learn how to handle those everyday storms, when they refuse to do homework or break curfew."  - Joy

"The parenting program pushed me to come to terms with my own abilities and willingness to change because I wanted to for myself and I needed to as support for my girlfriend." - Ward

"The classes taught me how to handle things for both my kids and myself. I really began to improve as a mother. It helped me see the good and the love, no matter how hard things were." - Mary

"The Family Tree's FamFest was great! I loved the family fair and all the activities and free things they had to give away. My kids loved it!" - Deb

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