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Robert P. Franks, PhD

President's Blog ~ June 2016

June 20, 2016

Summer has arrived! We’ve waited with anticipation for the warm weather, beauty of the outdoors and opportunities to enjoy our families and friends. Children eagerly await the end of the school year and look forward to summer vacation. Summer is finally here. Unfortunately, for many children, mental health challenges don’t take a vacation in the summer months. While children may experience less academic pressure, the increased amount of unstructured time with family can sometimes exacerbate their difficulties. For children with social challenges, summer vacation can present added stress. W...

Vermont Department for Children and Families seeks a Deputy Commissioner for its Family Services Division

June 10, 2016

The Vermont Department for Children and Families seeks a Deputy Commissioner for its Family Services Division The Division provides child protection, child welfare and youth justice services throughout the state. With the Family Services Leadership Team, the Deputy Commissioner provides overall leadership for and management for the division and ensures that the division: provides high quality services in compliance with federal and state requirements; manages budget, revenue, and contracts, as a good steward of taxpayer dollars; maintains a contracted system of care, including foster care, tha...
Brina Einstein

Honoring 25 years at Manville School ~ Brina Einstein

May 31, 2016

Brina Einstein came to Manville School in September of 1991 as the Assistant Director of Manville’s Parent Support Program. In 1999 she assumed the mantle of directing the program, and her work has since evolved over time to reflect her seemingly endless energy, creativity and initiative. For years now, she has juggled a wide array of tasks and programs. She leads the Parent Support program and its Parent Support group. Scores of parents have cycled through this group and found Brina’s ability to create a safe, supportive atmosphere crucial in helping them heal and move things forward for ...
Robert P Franks PhD

President's Blog ~ April 2016

April 16, 2016

APRIL 2016  As we welcome the arrival of spring, we look forward to new beginnings and the promise of change. Spring brings the end of the school year, anticipation of summer vacations, enjoying the outdoors and reconnecting with our families. However, for many families, the realities of mental health struggles are ever present. Raising a child with special needs or behavioral health challenges can make each day feel difficult and stressful, and at times make optimism and hope feel out of reach. Parents and caregivers need to know that they do not have to struggle alone. Judge Baker Children'...

Baker Bulletin ~ Spring 2016

April 6, 2016

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David J. Martens

Judge Baker Welcomes David J. Martens to the Board of Trustees

April 4, 2016

BOSTON, MA (April 4, 2016) – Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it elected David J. Martens, Director of Investment Analysis & Operations at Boston College, to its Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Judge Baker, I am pleased to welcome our newest trustee, David J. Martens,” said Robert P. Franks, Ph.D., President and CEO, Judge Baker. “David represents a new generation of governance for our almost 100 year old institution. As we honor our past, embrace our present, and...