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Dr. Bob Franks

President's Blog ~ September 2016

September 28, 2016

QUALITY Why does it matter?  We care about quality in many parts of our lives.  We seek the best possible quality available especially when it comes to our children.  We worry about their teachers, their friends, how they spend their free time.  When they are sick or injured we want to be sure they are receiving the very highest quality care.  We would not take our child to see a doctor who was not using the most proven medical interventions and medicines to treat our children.  What is the first thing we do if our child needs to see a specialist, or we move to a new town and need to fin...

Thank you to Mercer, Inc!

September 8, 2016

On Thursday, September 8, 2016 Judge Baker Children's Center welcomed 16 volunteers from Mercer, Inc., and their community volunteer program, Mercer Cares. For the 4th year in a row, volunteers spread 30 yards of mulch to make our Manville School’s play area safe. Click here to view more photos

Child Mental Health Forum 2016-2017 Calendar ~ SAVE-THE-DATES

August 5, 2016

**NEW TIME** Wednesdays 10:00AM TO 11:15AMLimited Free Parking Available at JBCC 2016-2017 CALENDAR ~ Save-the-dates (updated!) October 5, 2016 - Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: Cause or Effect? Robert Stickgold, Ph.D.Associate Professor of PsychiatryBeth Israel Deaconess Center and Harvard Medical School November 2, 2016 - Poor Self-Regulation in Children: From Genes to Brains to Treatment Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Psychological ScienceDirector of Behavioral GeneticsUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine December 7, 2016 - Cultur...
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Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

July 26, 2016

Dr. William R. Beardslee, Judge Baker Trustee and Senior Research Advisor, is a member of the Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which just released a report:
Thanda F. Brassard

Judge Baker Welcomes Thanda F. Brassard to the Board of Trustees

June 27, 2016

BOSTON, MA (June 27, 2016) – Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, today announced that it elected Thanda F. Brassard, vice president and trust counsel at Fiduciary Trust, to its Board of Trustees. Thanda Brassard is also vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fiduciary Trust Company of New England where she serves as chair of its trust committee and as a director of the firm. Thanda has in-depth experience counseling individuals and families on their estate and gift tax planning matters. In her capacity as a trust...
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...

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