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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...
CECT Article: School Refusal Red Flags

SCHOOL REFUSAL: Reasons and Red Flags that Every Parent Should Know

October 18, 2018

By Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D.Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, Boston MA Click Here to Download the Article  Statistics indicate that as many as 25% of school-aged children will engage in some degree of refusing to go to school before they reach 18. For some students, school refusal (when a child resists going to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school) can be a symptom of a more si...
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...
CECT Article: Dealing with Homework Issues

Warning Signs that Homework Battles Are More than Just a Passing Struggle

September 25, 2018

By Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D.Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, Boston MA Click Here to Download the Article  For some children, “playing hooky” is a rite of passage while growing up. But for parents with children who regularly refuse school, it can be a frustrating sign of more significant psychological issues.  We Can Help If you feel that regular homework battles are beginning to affect your child a...
Bob Franks

President's Blog ~ August 2018

August 17, 2018

As we begin the new school year, it’s hard to believe how quickly summer vacation has gone by. This past year has been extremely eventful. Families have been inundated with news, social media and daily challenges. For many, summer is a time to reset, spend time with family and enjoy a “break” from our busy lives. For others, the summer may have been challenging—especially for families who have children with behavioral health and special education challenges where the lack of structure and intensity of “togetherness” can be both demanding and stressful. At Judge Baker, we try to sup...

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