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

Boston Parents Paper Names Manville School One of the Top 10 Special Needs Elementary Schools for 2020

November 2, 2020

Boston Parents Paper, a long-standing, family-focused publication based in Natick, has named the Manville School one of the Top 10 Special Needs Elementary Schools for 2020. Each year, the Paper grants their readers the opportunity to make their voices heard about which particular family-based resources and services they have found most helpful or most worthy of recognition. Readers are presented with a variety of different categories and have the ability to write-in their preferred choice. Congratulations to our entire Manville staff and thank you for your incredible work!

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.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - Family-Based Interventions in Global Mental Health: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Contexts

February 3, 2021

Date & Time: February 3, 2021; 10:00-11:15 AM

Location: Virtually via Zoom, click here to register

Family-Based Interventions in Global Mental Health:  Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Contexts

Eve Puffer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Duke University 
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke Global Health Institute

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...