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Dore Frances, M.A., A.C.C.

Dore Frances is an accomplished, passionate educational consultant and child rights advocate. Through her company, Horizon Family Solutions, she provides child rights advocacy services, educational consulting and family and parent coaching services to a rapidly expanding roster of clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.

With a diverse background, Dore is uniquely qualified to understand the lives, needs and challenges of a wide range of families and troubled teens. Earlier in her career, Dore spent time running her family’s veterinarian practice and doing corporate training and marketing work in Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom.

Currently, Dore is nearing completion of a new book uncovering and evaluating therapeutic, residential and wilderness treatment facilities.

The meticulously-researched book, One Size Does Not Fit All, is a comprehensive resource on current treatment programs available in the U.S.

From her research, interviews and focus groups, the book will also include a list of recommended facilities and programs endorsed by Dore Frances.

The printed book will have a companion eBook – available at – which will be maintained with current information and reviews of treatment facilities and serve as a point of reference for families, parents, teens and the professionals who support them.

An active speaker, presenter, certified coach, educator and columnist, Dore has won numerous professional awards for her work, including awards from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Of Dore’s accomplishments, she is especially proud of her experience as a monthly columnist for The Teen View in the Family Resource News (Monterey, CA), her current widely-distributed newsletter, her acceptance into the American Bar Association (even though she isn’t an attorney!), and an article published in Seventeen magazine in June 2008.

Profile Summary:
Residential Program Business Consulting Bend, OR
Educational Consulting Bend, OR
More About Me
Art, creative writing, gardening, horseback riding, travel
Work Experience:
Dore has an A.A. in Business Administration, a B.A. in Fine Arts, and an M.A. in Child and Family Studies.
Organizations / Affilations:
American Bar Association
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
International Coach Federation
The Clinicians' Network of Central Oregon
Dore Frances, M.A., A.C.C. is located in Bend, OR and has the following skills: Residential Program Business Consulting, Educational Consulting
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Residential Program Business Consulting

Category: Business
How does one go about building a new program or school or build upon one that may be struggling in these current economical times? Are you assisting the 21st Century adolescent or stuck in the old model that you used ten years ago?

Is your program based on healing and long terms results for the family or still focused on "fixing"?
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 8

Educational Consulting

Category: Consulting
Educational consultants offer a variety of services, ranging from assisting students in choosing an appropriate college-prep school, to special needs consulting to family, parent and teen coaching.

Horizon Family Solutions is an educational consulting, child rights advocacy and family/parent coaching company that serves clients locally, nationally and internationally.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 9