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

New England Golf Getaway Raffle Tickets Now Available!

April 26, 2017

Click here to purchase raffle tickets for a New England Golf Getaway and support Judge Baker Children's Center!

Only 250 tickets will be sold. Winner will be announced at our Golf Tournament on May 22, 2017. You do not need to be present to win!

MASSNFCA Foster Alumni Walk ~ June 17, 2017

April 18, 2017

The Massachusetts Network of Foster Care Alumni (MASSNFCA) is excited to host the first Foster Alumni Walk. On June 17, alumni and friends of foster care will take to the city of Boston for a victory lap in celebration of who alumni are and all that they can be. 

Judge Baker Hosts Statewide Policy Forum On Early Childhood Development

March 22, 2017

BOSTON, MA (March 22, 2017)

Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, is hosting a policy forum that will examine the continuum of services and support available in Massachusetts to young children and their families, and how Massachusetts has an opportunity to become a national leader in early childhood development if it’s willing to expand use of evidence-informed practices that promote quality care.

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Karen A. Blase, Ph.D.

May 3, 2017

Change is Great - You Go First: Using Implementation Science to Support Practice, Organization, and Systems Change

Karen A. Blase, Ph.D.
Founder, National Implementation Research Network
Senior Scientist Emerita
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

12th Annual Golf Tournament

May 22, 2017

Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational golf tournament to benefit Judge Baker Children's Center

Walpole Country Club
233 Baker Street
Walpole, MA 02081

2017 Golf Tournament Save the Date

Click here for more information.

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...