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

Outpatient Services

Providing focused short-term treatments for children and their families

Camp Baker

A six-week day camp for children ages 6-12 with ADHD

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

Registration for Camp Baker's Summer 2022 program is now open!

January 5, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that as of January 1, 2022, registration is now open for Camp Baker! This year's program will run from July 11 - August 19, 2022.

New National SOGIE Center Promotes the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Families

December 8, 2021

Multiple organizations, including Judge Baker Children's Center, have joined together to form a national center to address the needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their families involved in public systems through cutting-edge resources and assistance.

Judge Baker Children’s Center Awarded SAMHSA Grant To Improve Services and Treatments for Children Impacted by Trauma

November 9, 2021

BOSTON, MA (NOVEMBER 9, 2021) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, has received a 5-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to join it’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.

Upcoming Events

Camp Baker - Summer 2022

July 11, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Camp Baker is a fun, dynamic summer camp specifically designed for children ages 6-12 with mild to moderate symptoms of ADHD. At Camp Baker, children participate in traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming, sports, and art. Children also engage in academic periods to focus on maintaining academic progress, learn about the importance of group problem-solving, team building and environmental awareness. Children are taught one new social skill per day and then practice and receive feedback on their performance using the skill with other children in real-world settings.

Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line

Judge Baker Children's Center directs the Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line, 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...