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Dr. Robert P. Franks

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.  The American Psychological Association (APA) is a professional organization consisting of researchers, educators, students, and clinicians in the field of psychology in the United States. The APA works to ensure th...
Dr. Robert P Franks

President's Blog ~ February 2017

February 13, 2017

It is hard to believe, but Judge Baker Children’s Center is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary in 2017! One hundred years ago, the Center was established to honor the late Judge Harvey Humphrey Baker, an early pioneer in children’s mental health. Judge Baker was one of the first juvenile court judges in the nation and when he saw the troubled children and adolescents coming through his court, he knew that they needed more than punishment. He paved the way for looking at these children and adolescents differently with an understanding perspective that acknowledged their challenges and r...
Dr. Rhea Chase

Judge Baker Welcomes Dr. Rhea Chase as Director of Early Childhood Programs

November 3, 2016

BOSTON, MA (November 3, 2016) – Judge Baker Children’s Center. a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that Dr. Rhea Chase has joined the senior leadership team as director of early childhood programs. Dr. Chase specializes in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and effective prevention and treatment programs for families with young children with behavioral health concerns, including both internalizing and externalizing disorders. Specifically, her work focuses on the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to traditionally underserved...
Baker Bulletin

Baker Bulletin ~ Fall 2016

September 30, 2016

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Dr. Bob Franks

President's Blog ~ September 2016

September 28, 2016

QUALITY Why does it matter?  We care about quality in many parts of our lives.  We seek the best possible quality available especially when it comes to our children.  We worry about their teachers, their friends, how they spend their free time.  When they are sick or injured we want to be sure they are receiving the very highest quality care.  We would not take our child to see a doctor who was not using the most proven medical interventions and medicines to treat our children.  What is the first thing we do if our child needs to see a specialist, or we move to a new town and need to fin...

Thank you to Mercer, Inc!

September 8, 2016

On Thursday, September 8, 2016 Judge Baker Children's Center welcomed 16 volunteers from Mercer, Inc., and their community volunteer program, Mercer Cares. For the 4th year in a row, volunteers spread 30 yards of mulch to make our Manville School’s play area safe. Click here to view more photos

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