Walker is an array of programs and professionals that provides world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.
Walker provides intensive services for hundreds of the most troubled children, youth, and families. Walker’s multidisciplinary programs extend specialized therapeutic environments beyond our classrooms into family homes, public schools and community settings.
Professionals and students from across the nation find rewarding professional development and training opportunities at Walker. As a center for innovation in child welfare, special education and children’s mental health, Walker has earned national and international recognition.
Walker brings its mission to the world through professional dialogue and publication, and by providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families everywhere.
Walker: Teaching, Caring, Building Hope
We are interested in curing mental illness, in serving children’s needs, and in undoing the crippling effects of the past. But we are equally—perhaps more—interested in challenging children with the adventure of life, in promoting improved capacity to deal with the struggles of human existence, and in anticipating the opportunities of the future.—Walker founder Dr. Albert E. Trieschman, in The Other 23 Hours, 1969