Welcome to The Family Tree Center
Since 1985 The Family Tree Center has been meeting the needs of families in Yellowstone County and the surrounding area by supporting and strengthening parents and children through our programs and services.
We offer a wide variety of courses and assistance to parents including:
The Nurturing Parenting Program for parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, grade school aged children and adolescents. Each of these developmentally sequenced classes are offered three to four times each year and include a group for parents as well as a group for children.
Respite Child Care provides parents the opportunity for a stress break thus addressing one of the single biggest risk factors for child abuse and neglect while at the same time providing a fun, developmentally appropriate environment for children.
The Parent Aide Home Visiting Model provides families with a staff or volunteer mentor who works weekly with them in their homes on a variety of goals designed to insure that children are safe and parents have the tools they need to best nurture their children.
The Second Step Violence Prevention Program helps children learn skills in the area of empathy, problem solving, impulse control and anger management. The Center has provided training to teachers and others in this curriculum since 1989.
The Montana Women's Prison Parenting Program provides parenting classes, support groups, community resource information and identification, mother-child visits and a monthly Kid's Day event for mothers incarcerated in the Montana Women's Prison in Billings.
All of our programs are offered in a manner that works to remove barriers for parents who might not otherwise be able to participate in the absence of child care, convenient times and location, and the provision of food at all group based events.
Our programs are available to ALL self-referred families regardless of their ability to pay. Some of our programs and classes are provided at no charge. Participation in any of the programs is voluntary and strictly confidential.
To find out more about any of our programs, or to inquire about opportunities to volunteer, or to make a donation, click on the links to the left.