Spread The Word
Everyone is affected by child abuse and neglect, and everyone can help prevent it. Every citizen in Maryland can and should be an advocate for children. Share our website with someone you know who could benefit from our programs and/or encourage them to use our free and confidential Parenting HelpLine (800-243-7337).
Know the Facts
Child Abuse & Neglect – What is it and how can you recognize it? The cost to Maryland taxpayers for child abuse and neglect in our state alone is over $1.5 billion each year. Be part of the solution to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Support Our Public Policy Efforts
Promote Healthy Families.
For more information on what you can do to promote healthy families in your communitites, download these fact sheets:
- Promoting Effecting and Nurturing Parenting
- Preventing Child Emotional Abuse
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
- Preventing Child Physical Abuse
Advocate for Children.
The Family Tree believes we can be most effective for children and families through collaboration. To this end, we work closely with our national affiliates and state partners to address issues on federal, state and local levels. The Family Tree is committed to promoting legislation, policies and programs that help to prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families.
Contacting your legislators is one of the most important things you can do to advocate for Maryland's children and families. It's the legislators' job to listen and respond to the needs and concerns of their constituents. Letting them know you think child abuse prevention should be a legislative priority and will definitely advance the cause.
The links below will take you to the State and Federal representatives' websites, where you can contact your legislators and check the status of bills introduced during the current legislative session:
- Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Van Hollen
U.S. House of Representatives:
- Congressman Andy Harris
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Congressman John Sarbanes
Congressman Anthony Brown
Congressman Steny Hoyer
Congressman John Delaney
Congressman Elijah Cummings
Congressman Jamie Raskin