THE BAKER BULLETI
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Please join Honorary Chairs
Former Governor Deval Patrick & Diane Patrick
Richard D. Glovsky
as Judge Baker Children's Center celebrates this centennial milestone at the
Hopes and Dreams Gala
The evening will feature dazzling music, great food, and lively conversation. Enjoy a delicious menu curated by Honorary Chef Jeremy Sewall, award-winning Chef and
Co-owner of Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, Les Sablons and collaborating Chef of Eastern Standard in the magical setting of Boston Symphony Hall. NPR & WBUR Here & Now Co-Host
will emcee the evening as we honor longstanding trustee,
Dorothy A. Weber,
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
, a leading national voice on mental health. LEARN MORE...
Robert P. Franks, Ph.D.
President and CEO
As we celebrate our Centennial Year, we look back on the history of Judge Baker Children's Center. Established in 1917, the Center was developed to address the social and mental health needs of the children of greater Boston as a legacy to the work of Judge Harvey H. Baker who was the first juvenile court judge in Massachusetts. Judge Baker saw children in his court who were labeled as "delinquent", but he saw them differently. Through his court he worked to try and get children the help and support they lacked. He believed these vulnerable youth needed intervention and support-not punishment. To this day, Judge Baker Children's Center works to serve our most vulnerable children and youth to help ensure they have a brighter future.
In the Spotlight...
Christopher Bellonci, M.D. joined Judge Baker in September 2017 as
Vice President of Policy and Practice, Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bellonci is a Board-Certified Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, and a member of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Workgroup on Quality Issues and the Medical Director of the TA Network in support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Systems of Care Initiative. LEARN MORE...
Manville School Welcomes New Managers!
Upper School Clinical Coordinator
Middle 2 Clinical Coordinator
Ben O'Banion, Lower School Unit Coordinator
Max Perkins, Upper School Unit Coordinator
Upper School Educational Supervisor
View photos from the September 23, 2017 event and learn about ways to get involved
Working on Wellness!
The Wellness Committee at Judge Baker participated in a wellness program sponsored by MA Working on Wellness
that provided seed funding, guidance, and tools to foster a work environment that supports employee health. With nutrition as the focus for the first year, staff enjoyed visits from The Fresh Truck and fresh fruit baskets from Boston Organics.
Our work helps ensure that all children and families have access to the highest quality care.
Provides mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for children and their families, using only evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which have been scientifically proven to work.
A new area of focus for Judge Baker, learn about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a research-proven training program for caregivers.
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.
A fun therapeutic camp-like experience for children ages 6-12 with ADHD.
Fostering skills for independent living and college success for students
, grades 10-13, with high cognitive Autism Spectrum Disorder or related learning differences.
Our approach to professional training helps improve the quality of services for children and their families by developing trainees into outstanding professionals.
Join us in our efforts to ensure the highest quality care for
all children and families.
Improving care. Changing lives.
Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120-3225
Phone: (617) 232-8390 Fax: (617) 232-8399