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

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

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

A personal note from Robert Franks, President and CEO, Judge Baker Children’s Center

June 3, 2020

Dear Friends,
The world has felt upside down since the start of COVID-19, and we now face the unimaginable reality of our fragile nation in turmoil over the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.  We grieve these painful losses and share in your anger and despair over the many losses that came before them. Judge Baker Children’s Center stands in solidarity with the black community, our staff, and the families we serve. 

An update on Camp Baker's summer 2020 program

June 1, 2020

We've made the unfortunate decision to cancel the Camp Baker summer 2020 program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After reviewing the federal and state public health guidelines, we collectively determined the recommendations to maintain health and safety made it impossible for us to run the high-quality programming that you are used to and that makes Camp Baker the exceptional program it is.

Upcoming Events

MATCH Training - Virtual Event

September 9, 2020 to September 15, 2020

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The MATCH Intervention

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...