Improving care. Changing lives.

A century of proven leadership.

Learn how Judge Baker is improving the quality of children’s mental health.

Explore our Programs & Services

Quality Care Initiative

Helping to ensure that children and families have access to the highest quality care

Manville School

A therapeutic day school for students from kindergarten through 10th grade

Child Therapy

Providing focused short-term treatments for children and their families

Camp Baker (formerly Summer Enrichment Institute)

A six-week day camp for children ages 6-12 with ADHD

Next Step: College Success

Fostering skills of independent living for students in grades 10-12 with social communication deficits

Professional Training

Training that helps improve the quality of services for children and their families

Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s mental health. Committed to bridging the current gap between research and practice, Judge Baker integrates research, professional training and direct service.

News & Announcements

Does Therapy Work?

May 7, 2019

Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. & Matthew J. Pecoraro, MSW

From May 5th to May 11th we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. This annual event invites us to reflect on the ways we can help children grow, learn, and thrive - especially the one-in-five children that the CDC reports struggle with diagnosable mental health concerns.** Here we address some common questions we’ve heard parents, teachers, and even youth ask about ways therapy can help when children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. as Director of Outpatient Clinical Services

April 26, 2019

In this integral senior leadership role, Gajee will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the outpatient clinical services provided by JBCC.

PCIT Basic Training - starts May 6, 2019!

April 3, 2019

Become a PCIT therapist! Register now for our upcoming PCIT training, led by JBCC’s own PCIT Master Trainer, Dr. Rhea Chase, and Dr. Joshua Masse of the Boston Child Study Center.

To learn more about PCIT, visit:

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Golf Tournament

June 10, 2019

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational golf tournament to benefit Judge Baker Children's Center will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Walpole Country Club.

For more information, please visit our Golf Tournament page.

Registration and sponsorship opportunities available HERE.

Hopes & Dreams Gala 2019

October 19, 2019

Please join event Chairs Julie and Joe Bradley and Daniele and John Serafini on October 19, 2019 at The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts for a night of good company, fabulous food, and inspiring entertainment as we celebrate Judge Baker Children’s Center’s commitment to children’s mental health care.

Child At Risk Hotline

Judge Baker Children's Center directs the Child At-Risk Hotline, a statewide after-hours emergency response system.  Each year, Judge Baker's highly trained staff responds to more than 170,000 requests for crisis intervention, information, or referrals.

NE Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors

Judge Baker Children's Center is home base for the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors (NEACWCD), a consortium of child welfare agency leaders and staff members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Research at Judge Baker

Judge Baker Children's Center has nearly a century of proven leadership in advancing understanding about children with mental health and behavioral problems. Judge Baker’s innovative research is aimed at developing and improving strategies to help children find—and stay on—the best course...