Home/About/Staff/Sarah S. MacLaughlin
parenting resource expert

Sarah S. MacLaughlin

Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist

Sarah MacLaughlin is the Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist for Pediatrics Supporting Parents. She is a licensed social worker, parent educator, and author of two award-winning books for parents: What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children and Raising Humans With Heart: Not a How-To Manual. Ms. MacLaughlin has a degree in Women’s Studies, a background in early childhood education, and is a trained facilitator for multiple parenting curricula, including Circle of Security, Hand in Hand, and Positive Discipline. She has worked with children and families in a variety of educational, training, and support settings for over 25 years.

Ms. MacLaughlin’s previous roles include Senior Writer, Training Specialist, and Senior Editor for HealthySteps. She has also held positions as Resource Family Lead in Therapeutic Foster Care and Director of Parenting Education at the Center for Parenting and Play—both at social service agencies in Southern Maine. She is also mom to a teenager who gives her plenty of opportunities to take her own advice.