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Camp Baker: Effective Treatment, Equal Opportunity

October 31, 2019

As we near the end of ADHD Awareness Month, we also approach the end of the year. Fall will soon transition to winter, and winter to spring, spring to summer. For many caregivers and kids, summer is a time they look forward to all year. No school, plenty of time with friends, and summer camps await. What about a child with ADHD? The reality is that summer can be a nightmare for kids with ADHD who aren’t receiving treatment. What is typically a positive time for most children can turn into a daunting experience. Not having school may seem fun for a kid without ADHD, but for a kid with it, it ...

Why the Center for Effective Child Therapy (CECT) Uses Evidence-Based Treatment Methods

October 11, 2019

As we make our way through our second week of ADHD Awareness Month, it’s important to take a moment to consider why it is that we encourage people to spread information throughout this time. In last week’s blog post, we discussed the importance of reducing stigma and dispelling stereotypes, but those aren’t the only reasons to spread information. With ADHD, as with all mental health issues, it is crucial to recognize which forms of treatment have been proven to be effective and which haven...

Your ADHD Awareness Month Introduction

October 4, 2019

The entire month of October is dedicated to celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. Judge Baker Children's Center has been an impactful name in the ADHD community for years and we are proud to be a part of this month-long spotlight on a condition that impacts such a large percentage of our community. What is ADHD Awareness Month? ADHD Awareness Month spans the entirety of October and is an opportunity to increase education and understanding of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and to decrease the stigma surrounding it. ADHD is a disorder that largely impacts children, but in many cases...

President's Blog ~ October 2019

October 1, 2019

The time of change is in the air as children go back to school, the leaves begin to change and fall and the last memories of summer begin to fade as we prepare for the year ahead. During this time of change, there can be additional stress in families’ lives. The pressures of school, hectic schedules, and managing family and extracurricular activities can be challenging. Every year, as our families grow and become older, we face new challenges. Sometimes we may not feel equipped to deal with the challenges before us and they may test our abilities as parents, caregivers, spouses, and friends....
Jayesh Bhansali and David Schwartz

Judge Baker Welcomes Jayesh Bhansali and David Schwartz to the Board of Trustees

July 17, 2019

BOSTON, MA (July 17, 2019) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Jayesh D. Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer for IRIQIV, an investment advisory firm and David A. Schwartz, a practicing attorney in Cambridge, to its Board of Trustees. Jayesh is a senior portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience in managing, developing, and overseeing investment strategies across fixed income and equities, as well as derivatives, alternatives and smart beta. His background will provide expertise to Jud...
Nancy Gajee and Matt Pecoraro

The Evidence-Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center Offers Expert Testimony to State Legislature

June 28, 2019

BOSTON, MA (June 28, 2019) - The Evidence-based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children’s Center was invited to offer expert testimony at two separate legislative hearings this week. At the first, held Monday, June 24th, Nancy Gajee, PhD, Judge Baker’s Director of Outpatient Clinical Services, addressed the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. In her comments, Dr. Gajee discussed the importance of evidence-based practices in promoting the best possible outcomes for children and families. She also discussed the barriers to providing hi...

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