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Career Profile: Dore E. Frances, PhD, Educational Consultant

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Company: Horizon Family Solutions, LLC

Founded: February 10, 2001

Who inspired you to get involved in educational consulting?

My mentor, Suzanne Buxbaum, with Family Matters Group. She is a Child Right’s Advocate, and assisted me with my daughter.

Dr. Clay White, PhD., inspired in […]

Q&A: Solitary confinement and teens shouldn’t mix

SolitaryA neuroscientist explains the effects of isolation on the developing brain

Dr. Bruce Perry is a child psychiatrist and senior fellow at the Child Trauma Academy in Houston and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

His neuroscientific research has focused largely on […]

Dean and Dianna adopted Caylee from Russia at age 2

After parenting their three biological sons, they figured they’d bring Caylee into the family fairly easily.

They did realize that Caylee was different from other children at a very young age—she was a bit quirky and needed a lot of attention.

“We thought we’d just parent her the way we had our other […]

Preventing Clinician Burnout



The term vicarious traumatization was coined over 25 years ago to describe changes that occur within clinicians resulting from their work with clients who have experienced sexual trauma (McCann & Pearlman, 1990). It is believed that in the process of working with sexually traumatized clients, […]

Sensory Processing, Trauma, and Attachment Disorders

Adoption TodayBy JoAnn Kennedy, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Adoptions Today Magazine, June 2015

Cassy was adopted from a Romanian orphanage at age nine months. Although her parents had adopted an infant son six years previously, this was a new experience. Cassy was constantly on the move. She seemed driven […]