Social Work Alum Receives Outstanding Alumni Award

Chris McLaughlin ’96, ’01G was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award from UMaine’s School of Social Work. In an effort to combat rising youth suicide rates, Chris and his colleagues developed, implemented, and distributed a free curriculum, Acadia CARES, to schools and organizations throughout Maine. The curriculum is related to youth mental health and wellness for Northern Light Acadia Hospital, where Chris is associate vice president for community and pediatric services.