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LGBTQ+ Youth and Depression

June 23, 2021

By Dr. Fabienne Bain, Clinical Director of The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham  In our previous post, we discussed some alarming statistics that show LGBTQ+ youth consistently struggle with more mental health conditions in comparison to heterosexual or cisgender youth. While each experience is different, and some youth may experience different conditions than others, research has identified depression as one of the leading m...

LGBTQ+ Youth and Mental Health

June 11, 2021

By Dr. Fabienne Bain, Clinical Director of The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham  As we end the second week of Pride Month, it’s important to acknowledge why we celebrate in the first place. While Pride’s origins are largely historical, the month is used as an opportunity to put a spotlight on the specific issues and challenges the LGBTQ+ community has overcome or continues to fight against. Chief among these issues are statistics that prove a distinct pattern of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing a disproportionate amo...

Judge Baker's 2019-2020 Biennial Report

April 22, 2021

We are pleased to unveil our FY 2019-2020 Biennial Report which details the major milestones and accomplishments we've made over the past two years. The report also includes an overview of our financials during FY 2019 and FY 2020, including the names of our incredibly generous donors. We hope you'll find the report informative and engaging. Click here to view our 2019-2020 Biennial Report

Spotlight On: Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts

April 20, 2021

It's our pleasure to announce the newest entry in our "Spotlight On" series, written and coordinated by our Evidence-Based Policy Institute. This entry is titled "Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts". In this report, we examine the experiences that contribute to the growth and development of T/GNC youth, as well as the reasons why many of these youth disproportionately experience negative social, physical, and behavioral health outcomes.  Read more

Judge Baker Children's Center Awarded Upswing Fund Grant

March 31, 2021

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health. With the support provided by this grant, we will be able to continue to serve historically underserved adolescents of color and LGBTQ+ youth in our community.  Launched in October 2020, The Upswing Fund has worked to expand mental healthcare by awarding $10.8 million in grants across 33 states, plus Washington, D.C. These grants will enable organizations – many of which employ less than 50 full-time employees - to immediately increase thei...

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! For more on this ...