Doré E. Frances, Ph.D.

Advocate / Case Manager / Coach
Educational Consultant / GAP Specialist
Placement Specialist

Dore Frances

Dore’ Frances 
Founder / President of Horizon Family Solutions

Dr. Frances knows that searching for the best fit placement for your child or young adult is a daunting challenge.

At times there’s is an urgency situation. Even the most caring and diligent parents can exhaust themselves.

Emotional and financial investments are being considered. There are plenty of impressive websites that do not tell you everything. A reputation, strengths, and weaknesses will not be apparent. These concerns and questions can be answered.

Finding the best option is available to you.

Call today 720-446-0188

Doctorate of Applied Human Development in Child and Family Development

Minor: Child Advocacy

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Emphasis on Diverse Families

Court Appointed Special Advocate

Emphasis on Family and Child Services

Attachment Disorder and Trauma Trained

Wrap Around Certified

Graduate of Quantum Leap University as a Personal Coach.

Educational Consultant Offerings

  • Bring firsthand dependable knowledge of program and school options and opportunities to you and your family member
  • Spend time with the student and/or family to explore and process best fit placement options
  • Stay abreast of constant changes in the fields of education and clinical treatment

Professional Training

  • Strengthening Attachment in Adoptive Families, 2016
  • Therapeutic Parenting, 2015
  • Eating Disorder Treatment at the Core, 2013
  • Quantum Leap University, Personal Coaching Certificate, 2011
  • Love & Logic, Parenting with Love & Logic Training, 2009, 2010
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Education, Coaching Parents of Challenging Teens, 2009
  • Adolescent Sexual Behavior Problems, Identification of Risk Factors, 2008
  • Court Appointed Advocacy Training, 2008
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Education, Trauma and the Adolescent Client, 2008
  • Meth Action Coalition Training, 2007
  • Hospice of the Monterey Peninsula Patient and Family, Adult Bereavement, and Children’s Bereavement 2004
  • Child Custody Mediation Training, 2003
  • Wrap Around Full Training and Certification, 2002
  • Resource Realizations Family Resource Coaching – Self-Discovery, 2001

Professional Memberships

  • Advocates for Children of Trauma
  • Attachment & Trauma Network
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • National Association of Therapeutic Programs and Schools

Dore’ has additional specialized training and continuing education in the following areas

  • Adoption / Addiction
  • Approaches to Relief of Suffering
  • Child Traumatic Stress: Understanding and Serving through a Cultural Lens
  • Children of Substance Abusers
  • Different Ways of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing
  • Diversity and End of Life Care
  • Grief and/or Learning Disabilities in Children
  • How to Heal Toxic Thoughts
  • Kids on the Continuum from Difficult to Dangerous
  • Living with Grief: Before and After the Death
  • Parents with Cancer and other Diseases
  • Parent Trauma / Processing Grief
  • Self-Care for Professionals Exposed to Trauma
  • Supporting Children and Families in Transition
  • Take Charge of Your Life – Intention and Manifestation in the Workplace
  • Tools to Assist the Dying, The Grieving and Those Who Love Them
  • Transition Home Planning
  • Trauma and Grief in Youth
  • Understanding and Supporting Under-Recognized Grief
  • Understanding the Needs of the Dying
  • Understanding Youth Culture: Substance of Abuse
  • Why Some Bounce Back and Some Never Do: Resilience in Children Who Have Experienced Childhood Abuse

Doré E. Frances, PhD.

Dore with Students in Japan