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

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

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children, Youth, and Families - A "Spotlight On" Policy Brief

September 16, 2020

It's our pleasure to announce our new "Spotlight On" series, written and coordinated by our Evidence-Based Policy Institute. The Spotlight On series is designed to briefly explore and elevate a specific issue to the forefront, giving readers accurate and critical information. These new briefs are intended to serve as actionable resources to families, leaders, and advocates seeking to tackle a variety of issues. Our debut Spotlight On is titled "The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children, Youth, and Families,".

A Call for Expungement of Youth Criminal Records

August 18, 2020

In the midst of national unrest and an unprecedented call for justice system reform, Massachusetts is poised to demonstrate national leadership by expanding record expungement for justice-involved youth.  In doing so, the Commonwealth stands to not only give youth the greatest opportunity to thrive but also to advance racial justice and begin to address the harm systemic racism has historically inflicted on communities of color.

Resources for Talking to Your Child About Racism

June 19, 2020

In recognition of Juneteenth, we are happy to provide a list of resources for having meaningful discussions with your child about racism. Containing everything from news articles, to picture books, to videos, we hope you'll find these resources informative and that they will spur important conversations within your family.

Click here to access our list of resources for talking to your child about racism

Upcoming Events

ADHD Awareness Month Virtual Chat - Part 2

October 26, 2020

October 26th at 5PM EST

For ADHD Awareness Month, we will be holding a two-part virtual discussion. Part 2 will feature Judge Baker's Sarah Tannenbaum, Associate Director of Training and the Center for Effective Child Therapy; Director of Camp Baker and a panel of parents whose children have attended Camp Baker.

Part 2 of the discussion will take place via Zoom and will begin promptly at 5PM on Monday, October 26th.

Virtual Golf Event

October 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel this year's Golf Tournament, but we still would love to see you!

Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - Adaptations and New Approaches to Child Adolescent Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 4, 2020

Date & Time: November 4, 2020 from 10AM - 11:15AM EST

Location: Virtually via Zoom, click here to register

Adaptations and New Approaches to Child Adolescent Mental Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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...