Improving care. Changing lives.

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

Camp Baker (formerly Summer Enrichment Institute)

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

We Are Hiring!

April 6, 2020

Click HERE to access a listing of all our current job opportunities!

We are seeking qualified child and adolescent therapists with CBT training for telehealth positions at our Boston and Waltham locations.  Will start as fee-for-service telehealth clinicians and can transition to full or part-time after the current crisis.

Judge Baker Children's Center's physical offices will be closed until May 4, 2020.

March 30, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution with respect to the novel Coronavirus and in order to ensure the well-being of our clients and staff, our physical offices will be closed from March 13, 2020 – May 4, 2020, including the Manville School and the Center for Effective Child Therapy. All Judge Baker staff members will be accessible via email during this period.

Judge Baker Children’s Center Welcomes Scott Goebel & Eric Tjonahen, M.D. to the Board of Trustees

March 4, 2020

BOSTON, MA (March 4, 2020) -Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, announced today that it has recently elected Scott Goebel, President & COO of Entrustody, Inc., a financial technology start-up, and Eric Tjonahen, M.D., a practicing pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Norwood & Franklin, to its Board of Trustees.

Upcoming Events

PCIT Level 1 Training

May 4, 2020

WHEN?

May 4, 2020, from 9 AM to 5 PM

WHERE?

Judge Baker Children's Center, 53 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120.

WHO?

PCIT Basic Training

May 27, 2020 to May 29, 2020

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Implement Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in a clinical setting with children and families according to the established protocol.

2. Describe the main skills and concepts comprising the 2 treatment phases, the child-directed interaction and the parent-directed interaction.

3. Administer, score, and interpret the assessment measures associated with PCIT.

15th Annual Golf Tournament

June 29, 2020

Swing Big for a Good Cause!

Join us out on the course on Monday, June 29th for our annual Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament to benefit Judge Baker Children’s Center. The winning foursome will receive an invitation to compete at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at Pinehurst Golf Resort in North Carolina March 24-28, 2021.

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...