Strategies for Family Recovery - Encore

Saturday, August 31st 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 4600 Fairfax Dr unit 906

Strategies for Family Recovery - Encore

Have you struggled with setting healthy boundaries with your loved one who is in recovery? Do you find it hard to communicate your feelings? If so, you are experiencing some of the same challenges that most family members experience when navigating the disease of addiction. Coping with the challenges associated with a loved one’s substance use disorder can be complicated. Join us for this half-day workshop where we will explore substance use disorder as a chronic disease, as well as discuss strategies to effectively communicate your needs and maintain boundaries that are comfortable to you. You will leave with a solid foundation and multiple resources to support your journey toward healing and resilience.

Who Should Attend this Program?

Any family member or loved one, 18 years and older, who has been impacted by a loved one’s substance use will benefit from participating in this workshop.

Caron is pleased to announce simultaneous family education workshops for adults who have been affected by a loved one’s substance use. Strategies for Family Recovery is designed for spouses, partners, parents of children or teens, parents of adults, siblings, adult children or any other adult who loves someone who abuses substances.

Registration fee is $50/person. Fees include the cost of refreshments and resources that will be provided to the participants on the day of the workshop.

9:00AM-1:00PM, light refreshments will be provided


Mallory Henry

In her role, she sets goals and strategies for the department and defines the actions needed to put them into practice. Mallory supervises approximately 30 specialists who provide education in schools and other youth-serving organizations. She is also a Pennsylvania-approved Student Assistance Program training provider.

She came to Caron in 2012 to work in the Student Assistance Programming Department, starting out in direct service providing education in schools, then becoming a lead specialist and a coordinator after that, before taking on her current position in 2020. Her degree in secondary education and experience in the behavioral health field have equipped her to take on the challenges and possibilities the job offers.

Mary Kate Murray

Mary Kate Murray is a lifelong creative and educator. After 30 years as a teacher, trainer, and corporate process facilitator, Mary Kate decided to follow her passion to help her community and become a marriage and family therapist. She specializes in working with families experiencing addiction in the family system, helping loved ones build alliances with patients to support personal growth, reduction of suffering, awareness, and health of the family system and its individual members. She is trained in a trauma-informed and resilience-orientated care and working from a trauma-informed lens when working with dual-diagnosis. She has experience working with people of all ages and family roles, including parents, adult children, children, and adolescents.

Mary Kate is skilled in working with groups, individuals, couples and families. Mary Kate is also a skilled family educator, and designs and delivers workshops and groups to the families at Encore and facilitates the weekly support group. As an advocate of providing trauma-informed and trauma-focused care, Mary Kate is also a member of Encore’s trauma team.

Sponsored by the generosity of Lauren and Jay Springer.

F or questions or more information, please contact Mallory Henry at

Date & Time

Saturday, August 31st 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


4600 Fairfax Dr unit 906
4600 Fairfax Drive
#unit 906
Arlington, VA 22203
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