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

President's Blog ~ August 2018

August 17, 2018

As we begin the new school year, it’s hard to believe how quickly summer vacation has gone by. This past year has been extremely eventful. Families have been inundated with news, social media and daily challenges. For many, summer is a time to reset, spend time with family and enjoy a “break” from our busy lives. For others, the summer may have been challenging—especially for families who have children with behavioral health and special education challenges where the lack of structure and intensity of “togetherness” can be both demanding and stressful.

Judge Baker Welcomes Laura Barooshian & Mary Schmidt to the Board of Trustees

August 8, 2018

BOSTON, MA (AUGUST 8, 2018) – Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Laura K. Barooshian, a partner in the Private Client Group of DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company), and Mary H. Schmidt, one of the founding partners of Schmidt & Federico, P.C., to its Board of Trustees.

Judge Baker Welcomes Primo Fontana & Christopher Cabral to the Board of Trustees

June 6, 2018

BOSTON, MA (June 6, 2018) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Primo A.J. Fontana, a partner at DLA Piper, and Christopher D. Cabral, a vice-president at Fiduciary Trust, to its Board of Trustees.

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

October 3, 2018

Technology and the Assault on Empathy in Adolescents and Young Adults

Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Child Mental Health Forum - Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.

November 7, 2018

Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Beyond the Clinic: Lessons from the Global South

Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow,
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

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...