Meet Doré E. Frances, Ph.D.

Advocate / Case Manager / Coach
Educational Consultant / GAP Specialist

Dore Frances

Dore’ Frances 
Founder / President of Horizon Family Solutions

Court Appointed Special Advocate

Doctorate of Applied Human Development in Child and Family Development

Emphasis in Diverse Families

Minor: Child Advocacy

Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Emphasis in 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