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

The Evidence Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children's Center Hosts Policy Forum on Juvenile Justice in Massachusetts

January 10, 2019

Held in partnership with State Representative Kay Khan and State Senator Sal DiDomenico, the policy forum will present key findings from the policy brief “Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth: Understanding and Addressing the Behavioral, Emotional, and Developmental Needs of Justice Involved Youth.” The brief includes a review of relevant literature, input from key stakeholders, a review of current juvenile justice policies, systems and practices in Massachusetts, a review of national juvenile justice best practices, and offers recommendations for the Commonwealth. 

Judge Baker Speaker Series: Limit Setting in the Age of Technology

December 6, 2018

Limit Setting in the Age of Technology: Effective Strategies for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade, the second presentation in Judge Baker Children's Center's new speaker series for parents and caregivers held on November 8, 2018, was featured in articles in the two primary newspapers for the town of Westwood, MA.  

Hometown Weekly

SCHOOL REFUSAL: Reasons and Red Flags that Every Parent Should Know

October 18, 2018

By Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, Boston MA

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Elizabeth Freidin Baumann, Ph.D. & Cynthia Telingator, M.D.

February 6, 2019

Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents

Elizabeth Freidin Baumann, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School

Cynthia Telingator, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School

 

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Policy Forum: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth

February 7, 2019

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth: Understanding and Addressing the Behavioral, Emotional, and Developmental Needs of Justice Involved Youth
Statewide Policy Forum
February 7, 2019
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Massachusetts State House

Child Mental Health Forum - Katie Naftzger, LICSW

March 6, 2019

Exploring the Unique Needs of Adopted Teens: Four Essential Tasks for Parents and Providers

Katie Naftzger, LICSW
Author of “Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years.”

 

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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...