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

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Marcy Ravech, MSW As Director of The Quality Care Initiative

January 22, 2019

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 22, 2019)- Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Marcy Ravech, MSW, who most recently served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, to the role of Director of the Quality Care Initiative. The Quality Care Initiative works to create lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other services for children and families.

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.  

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Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Niobe Way, Ed.D.

April 3, 2019

Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

Niobe Way, Ed.D.
Professor of Developmental Psychology,
New York University

14th Annual Golf Tournament

June 10, 2019

Save the Date!

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational golf tournament to benefit Judge Baker Children's Center will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Walpole Country Club.

Registration and sponsorship opportunities available HERE.

Hopes & Dreams Gala 2019

October 19, 2019

Please join event Chairs Julie and Joe Bradley and Daniele and John Serafini on October 19, 2019 at The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts for a night of good company, fabulous food, and inspiring entertainment as we celebrate Judge Baker Children’s Center’s commitment to children’s mental health care.

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...