Feature Story


Judge Baker Children's Center is dedicated to ensuring that every child has access to the highest quality mental health care.

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.


Judge Baker Children's Center Main Video
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Sarah Duggan

In the Spotlight...

SARAH DUGGAN joined Judge Baker Children's Center on February 29th as Vice President of Advancement.   Working in close partnership with the President & CEO and the Board of Trustees, Sarah will be a key member of Judge Baker ' s leadership team, and will be responsible for all activities related to raising funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations.  Sarah will take the lead in identifying and engaging new philanthropic revenue streams, and providing strategic oversight of the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors.

Honoring 25 years at Manville School

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.

Center for Effective Child Therapy
Success Stories

Crisis & Resilience

"We came to the Center for Effective Child Therapy (CECT) because my child was in crisis. My
child was no longer in danger of self-harm, but he was extremely angry and fearful, increasingly acting out -- and lost. It seemed entirely possible he might never again get in touch with the happy, gentle, engaged child he had been. There is nothing as terrifying as seeing your child in dire need and not being able to help. 

We were extremely fortunate that a trusted advisor recommended Judge Baker's CECT. From the moment of the intake phone call it was clear that it was the right place to be. Our first visit and every subsequent visit confirmed and deepened that first impression of dedication and excellence." 

President's Corner

Robert P. Franks, Ph.D.
President and CEO

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's Center is dedicated to ensuring that every child and family has access to the highest quality mental health care and proven services that work.    READ MORE...

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Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120-3225
Phone: (617) 232-8390 Fax: (617) 232-8399

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