Improving care. Changing lives.

Nearly a century of proven leadership.

Learn how Judge Baker is improving the quality of children’s mental health.

Explore our Programs & Services

Quality Care Initiative

Helping to ensure that children and families have access to the highest quality care

Manville School

A therapeutic day school for students from kindergarten through 10th grade

Child Therapy

Providing focused short-term treatments for children and their families

Summer Enrichment Institute

A five-week day program for children ages 6-12 with ADHD and other behavior issues

Next Step: College Success

Fostering skills of independent living for students in grades 10-12 with social communication deficits

Professional Training

Training that helps improve the quality of services for children and their families

Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s mental health. Committed to bridging the current gap between research and practice, Judge Baker integrates research, professional training and direct service.

News & Announcements

Baker Bulletin ~ Winter 2017

February 16, 2017

Click here to view the Baker Bulletin ~ Winter 2017 edition

Judge Baker Welcomes Christine Dunn to the Board of Trustees

February 16, 2017

BOSTON, MA (February 16, 2017) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it elected Christine Dunn, founder and president of ArcPoint Strategic Communications, to its Board of Trustees.

JBCC President & CEO, Robert P. Franks, Ph.D. Elected to the APA Board of Professional Affairs

February 13, 2017

BOSTON, MA (February 13, 2017)  - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, announced that Dr. Robert Franks, President & CEO, has been elected to a 3-year term (2017-2019) on the American Psychological Association’s Board of Professional Affairs

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Roberto G. Gonzales, Ph.D.

March 1, 2017

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America
Roberto G. Gonzales, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Early Childhood Development: Statewide Policy Forum

March 30, 2017

8:00AM - 10:00AM
University of Massachusetts Club
Boston, MA 02108

Hopes & Dreams Gala

November 8, 2017

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Child At Risk Hotline

Judge Baker Children's Center directs the Child At-Risk Hotline, a statewide after-hours emergency response system.  Each year, Judge Baker's highly trained staff responds to more than 170,000 requests for crisis intervention, information, or referrals.

NE Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors

Judge Baker Children's Center is home base for the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors (NEACWCD), a consortium of child welfare agency leaders and staff members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Research at Judge Baker

Judge Baker Children's Center has nearly a century of proven leadership in advancing understanding about children with mental health and behavioral problems. Judge Baker’s innovative research is aimed at developing and improving strategies to help children find—and stay on—the best course...