Improving care. Changing lives.

Nearly 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

Baker Bulletin ~ Fall 2017

October 23, 2017

Click here to view the Baker Bulletin ~ Fall 2017 edition

Judge Baker Names Christopher Bellonci, M.D., as VP of Policy & Practice and Chief Medical Officer

October 11, 2017

BOSTON, MA (October 11, 2017) – Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today named Christopher Bellonci, M.D., formerly of Tufts Medical Center, to the newly created role of Vice President of Policy & Practice and Chief Medical Officer.

Upcoming Events

Child Mental Health Forum - Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.

December 6, 2017

Promoting Best Practices in Supervision in Systems of Care

Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Director, Yale Program on Supervision

Child Mental Health Forum - Steven Gortmaker, Ph.D.

January 3, 2018

The Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Epidemic: The Most Cost-Effective Prevention Strategies

Steven Gortmaker, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology,
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
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...