Coaching Curriculum

Parent coaching

Horizon Family  Solutions Coaching Curriculum


Every family has its own process through the treatment episode. As a result, the timeline, structure, and objectives of each families coaching process are unique. The following offers a general template of what coaching often looks like over time of and provides a sense of what you can expect during our work together.


3 Months 

For the first three months, weekly coaching sessions are recommended. These sessions will emphasize parent education related to the specific challenges the family is navigating, developmental and age appropriate vs. inappropriate behaviors, increasing awareness of patterns and relational dynamics within the family system, building communication skills, emotional regulation practices, and the importance of personal wellness. Exploring boundary styles and patterns within the parental relationship and in the parent-child dynamic is a primary focus of coaching work during this time as well. Reflective assignments will be encouraged in-between sessions.


6 Months 

At or around 3-months, coaching typically shifts to bi-weekly sessions. Building upon the first three months, coaching work shifts focus towards actualizing what has previously been learned. The parenting partnership(s) is/are looked at more closely, while increasing self-evaluation and consistency of individual regulation, communication, and self-care skills is integrated into daily life. Coaching at this time will often parallel the work your child is engaging in when applicable. Reflective assignments continue to be encouraged in between sessions.


9 Months 

Near the 6 month mark, there is a thorough review of all coaching work to date, allowing for previous goals and successes to be evaluated and new goals and intentions to be created. Coaching continues to parallel your child’s treatment process, which often requires an emphasis on home structure, increased capacity for evaluation of parent-child interaction, maintained self-care and relational health, and may include transitional support and aftercare planning as your child prepares to come home and/or leave treatment.


Option to increase coaching during high stress times (e.g., visits to child’s program, home passes, etc.) is also available.

We look forward to the opportunity to assist you and your family in achieving the growth and healing you are seeking.


Please direct any questions about coaching services to Dore E. Frances, PhD at 303-448-8803 or