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April 3, 2019

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Marcy Ravech

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Marcy Ravech, MSW As Director of The Quality Care Initiative

January 22, 2019

BOSTON, MA (JANUARY 22, 2019)- Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Marcy Ravech, MSW, who most recently served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program, to the role of Director of the Quality Care Initiative. The Quality Care Initiative works to create lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other services for children and families. Ravech, as lead of the Quality Care Initiative team, will be developing new collaborations and partnerships to expa...

The Evidence Based Policy Institute at Judge Baker Children's Center Hosts Policy Forum on Juvenile Justice in Massachusetts

January 10, 2019

Held in partnership with State Representative Kay Khan and State Senator Sal DiDomenico, the policy forum will present key findings from the policy brief “Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth: Understanding and Addressing the Behavioral, Emotional, and Developmental Needs of Justice Involved Youth.” The brief includes a review of relevant literature, input from key stakeholders, a review of current juvenile justice policies, systems and practices in Massachusetts, a review of national juvenile justice best practices, and offers recommendations for the Commonwealth.    E...

Judge Baker Speaker Series: Limit Setting in the Age of Technology

December 6, 2018

Limit Setting in the Age of Technology: Effective Strategies for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade, the second presentation in Judge Baker Children's Center's new speaker series for parents and caregivers held on November 8, 2018, was featured in articles in the two primary newspapers for the town of Westwood, MA.   Hometown Weekly Wicked Local Cli...
Julie Springwater

Julie Springwater, MSW receives 2018 Career Achievement Award by NSDTA for Exceptional Leadership and Educational Contributions to the field of Health and Human Services

October 12, 2018

Julie Springwater, MSW, the Director of the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors (NEACWCD), based at Judge Baker Children's Center, recently was awarded the prestigious 2018 Career Achievement Award by the National Staff Development and Training Association of the American Public Human Services Association (NSDTA) for Exceptional Leadership and Educational Contributi...
Laura Barooshian and Mary Schmidt

Judge Baker Welcomes Laura Barooshian & Mary Schmidt to the Board of Trustees

August 8, 2018

BOSTON, MA (AUGUST 8, 2018) – Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it recently elected Laura K. Barooshian, a partner in the Private Client Group of DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company), and Mary H. Schmidt, one of the founding partners of Schmidt & Federico, P.C., to its Board of Trustees. Laura is a Partner in DGC’s Private Client Group. She has over 20 years of experience providing income, estate and gift tax planning, consulting services, and tax compliance. Her clients include high net worth individuals...