Improving care. Changing lives.

Programs & Services

Judge Baker Children's Center improves the quality of children's mental health care by translating research into programs and services that change lives. For nearly 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children's healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Our research, direct programs and services, training, and advocacy make Judge Baker a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children's mental health. Our programs help children and families chart their own best course for developmental, emotional, and intellectual well-being in community-based settings.

Quality Care Initiative

The Quality Care Initiative at Judge Baker Children's Center works to create lasting improvements in the quality of mental health care and other services for all children and families. Our expert staff works collaboratively with families, service providers, schools, state agencies, academic institutions, and funding organizations to help ensure that all children and families have access to the highest quality care.

Manville School

Manville School is a therapeutic day school for students from kindergarten through 10th grade who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings.  Manville has a strong tradition of providing innovative educational programming and comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services.  Since Manville opened its doors in 1957, it has continuously been recognized as a leader of special needs day schools in the Boston area.

Outpatient Services

 Through Judge Baker's outpatient services, we provide mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for children and their families. We use only evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which have been scientifically proven to work.

Camp Baker

Camp Baker is a six-week day camp that teaches children ages 6-12 effective ways to manage ADHD.  Camp Baker is based on the SUMMER TREATMENT PROGRAM (STP), named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and a program of the year by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD.  STP is also listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Next Step: College Success

NEXT STEP: College Success & Independent Living is designed for students, grades 10-13, who present with a social language deficit and are serious about attending college after high school. This program is appropriate for young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, NLD, or related learning differences. NEXT STEP consists of three Saturday day-long sessions throughout the academic year, as well as a week-long overnight dormitory experience based at Boston College.


Professional Training

Judge Baker Children's Center is a nationally recognized institution providing professional training that has developed leaders in the field of mental health and special education for nearly 100 years. We work with both students and established professionals in the fields of psychology, social work, early childhood, special education, psychiatry, nursing, and mental health counseling to learn and apply the principles of evidence­ based practice.