Raising families up.

The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to improve society for generations. A national affiliate 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.

Join us for FamFest: Sat., Oct. 1st!

FamFest is Baltimore best fall event for families - and it's at the Weinberg Y in Waverly! From football clinics with the Ravens and scenic walks to LEGO challenges and meal prep - this is the only fall festival your family will need for fun, learning and connection! › Learn More

Mental Health First Aid Trainings

This Fall, we are offering groundbreaking 8-hour training courses that help trainees identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources. › Learn More


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Carlos' Story

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.


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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Lives Changed

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.

~ Sarah, Participant in Parenting Training Programs