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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 Celebrates Children's Mental Health Awareness Week!

May 9, 2020

Judge Baker Children's Center is proud to support Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. For those who may not know, a big part of the holiday is taking photos of yourself wearing green (the official color of children's mental health awareness) and sharing them to show your support. We've compiled a gallery of staff members wearing green to spread awareness from nearly every department and program within Judge Baker! Click here to view the Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2...

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...

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