Dore Frances, Ph.D. Celebrates A Decade Of Helping Families in Crisis With Troubled Teens at Horizon Family Solutions
Released on: May 11, 2011, 4:57 pm
Dore E. Frances, Ph.D.
In 2001 Dore Frances created Horizon Family Solutions, LLC (H.F.S.) with the
intention to assist and educate parents during a time of crisis with their teenager.
This year Horizon Family Solutions is celebrating over a decade of assisting families.
During these ten years, Dore Frances has been asked for her opinion by Seventeen
Magazine and interviewed by The Monterey Herald in California.
She also spoke at the Boise High school in Idaho about the dangers of drugs and
answered some very tough questions from both parents and teens.
Not seeking publicity Dore Frances has shared information with attorneys,
counselors, doctors, families, health care providers, and other professionals
through her two newsletters and the most recent addition of RMG Teen Alerts. She
also has several e-Book publications in process that will assist families in crisis
who are needing to make a placement decision and are not able to travel ahead of
Recently Dore Frances was accepted into the American Evaluation Association (A.E.A.)
and will be conducting in-depth evaluations of programs and schools that are
assisting families in raising today’s teens. Frances knows personally the anguish
parent's experience when their home is being invaded by an out of control teen, who
themselves is in crisis.
She too choose to place her own daughter in a residential therapeutic treatment
center over 10 year ago. Neither she nor her daughter have any regrets.
Since that time Dore Frances has learned a lot about the benefits and concerns of
programs and schools that have invaded the Internet. It is always painful when
needing to make a decision about placing your child in the care of others, usually
far from home. You want a quick fix, and have your child reunited with you as soon
as possible. However, it does take time. The crisis did not happen overnight and you
will not come back from it overnight.
Dore Frances knows first hand that there are excellent addiction treatment centers,
clinical programs, eating disorder programs, learning disability schools,
residential treatment centers and wilderness programs all across the United States.
She has visited hundreds of programs and schools in Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii,
Idaho and many other states. It is more important than ever that these programs and
schools do the very best they can in the areas they specialize in and that parents,
as well as programs, remember that one size does not fit all.
Over the years Dore Frances has assisted attorneys with keeping children out of
juvenile hall, has helped counselors who refer to her when they realize the teen is
past a weekly counseling visit and in more crisis that they can assist with, has
spoken with doctors about the best referrals for children, teens and young adults
and has taught parenting classes in California, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. With
today’s ever expanding world of technology, many parents go to the Internet looking
In doing so parents are flooded with promises from beautiful websites as well as
well-trained commission paid sales tele-marketers who all want the family's money
with little concern for the child. Frances realizes from her own investigative
experiences of visiting programs and schools that the fantastic websites on the
Internet are not always the same as what you see when you step onto their front
“Website fact verses Website fiction is time consuming and expensive to determine"
Frances says. “This is why these in-depth Evaluations have proven to be priceless to
a family in crisis. I have created a useful tool for parents and professionals who
cannot travel all over the country and spend a day or two at every program. These
30+ page Evaluations will be published with an approved rating system from the AEA,
and will assist many who are needing to make a placement decision for a child, teen
or young adult."
Dore Frances continues her Advocacy and Independent Educational Consulting work and
strives to educate parents and professionals about what tools are valuable in
selecting a program and what websites may be deceiving in their marketing efforts to
lure in a parent in crisis and convince them that they need to make a quick decision
to send their child to them or their child may die. These destructive marketing
practices are dangerous.
To learn more about Dore Frances or when you are searching for an addiction
treatment program, residential therapeutic boarding school, eating disorder program,
wilderness program or need a school for your child who is struggling with a learning
disability visit www.Horizonfamilysolutions.com for more information.
Contact Details: Horizon Family Solutions, LLC
1145 NW Knoxville Blvd
Bend, Oregon 97701
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