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

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.

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

March 6, 2017

Recent press release from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine about a report that calls for improvement to instruction and training for children and youth learning english and their education providers.

View the press release HERE

View the report HERE

Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Development: Statewide Policy Forum

March 30, 2017

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

Child Mental Health Forum - Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.

April 5, 2017

Wraparound Care Coordination for Youth with Complex Needs: Myths, Realities, and the Research Base

Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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...