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.

Baltimore's Best Fall Family Event

Join us for our 7th annual FamFest on Sat., October 1st at the Weinberg Y in Waverly! From football clinics with the Ravens and scenic walks to LEGO challenges and meal prep demos - 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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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.


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

My Dad saw a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. He learned new ways to deal with his anger.

~ Donnie, Parenting Training Programs participant