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.

Have a Safe, Not Scary, Halloween

Halloween is filled with imagination and creative expression, but it also comes with many risks. Make your child's Halloween is nothing but a treat with these tips. › Learn More

Designate Your Workplace Gift to TFT

If your company has a Workplace Giving Campaign, you hold the key to preventing child abuse in Maryland. Our designations are: Private Sector #145; Combined Charity Campaign #0145 and Maryland Charity Campaign #8145 › Learn More

Family Stories › View All

John's Story

John was a father of three who was arrested and charged with child abuse. He was raising his children the way he was raised. He did not understand it was abuse. He came to The Family Tree ashamed of his situation, unclear of what help he would get. He left empowered with the tools he needed to make a change for his family. The first thing he did was apologize to his children, then forgive himself. From there, the healing began.


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.

Learn More

Lives Changed

My only peaceful haven is the after-school program run by The Family Tree. There, I can talk about my feelings with other young people and learn how to manage my anger.

~ Lakeisha, Youth Development Participant