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

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

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

Warning Signs that Homework Battles Are More than Just a Passing Struggle

September 25, 2018

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

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For some children, “playing hooky” is a rite of passage while growing up. But for parents with children who regularly refuse school, it can be a frustrating sign of more significant psychological issues. 

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.

December 5, 2018

Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Research, INSERM, 
Sorbonne University, Paris, France

 

Child Mental Health Forum - Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.

January 9, 2019

Why do People Hurt Themselves? Using New Technologies to Better Understand, Predict, and Prevent Suicidal Behavior

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.
Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology,
Harvard University

 

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...