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 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.

Baker Bulletin ~ Fall 2016

September 30, 2016

Click here to view the Baker Bulletin ~ Fall 2016 edition

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.

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Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D.

December 7, 2016

Culture, Context and Communication in Parent-Child Interactions: Foundations to Child Learning and Development

Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University

Child Mental Health Forum - Blaise Aguirre, M.D.

January 4, 2017

The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Treatment of Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Blaise Aguirre, M.D.
Medical Director, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

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...