For Families


The Incredible Years programme was designed to help children develop social and emotional skills.  The programme works directly with children but also works with parents, teachers and other professionals. It is particularly beneficial for children who have challenging behaviours. The programme has been tried and tested in both the US and the UK and is known to produce positive results for 8 out of 10 children who participate.

Two trained facilitators take parents in groups of about 12-14 and each programme lasts for around 14 weeks with a 2 hour session each week. The work covers all the basic aspects of parenting as well as offering help to individual parents who find their child's behaviour challenging. 

Prior to entering the programme, we spend some time discussing the parent's interest in the programme and collecting some information about the parent's needs and those of their children.  We guarantee to keep these details confidential unless there are exceptional circumstances where, for example, a child may be at serious risk.

There are a number of different parent programme deisgned to suit the age of your child: the Preschool BASIC Parent programme, the School Age BASIC Parent programme, the School Readiness Parent Programme and the Advance Parent programme.

For information about courses starting soon see here.

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Welcome to Archways    

Archways offices have Moved New Address


7/8 Oakfield Industrial Estate, Clondalkin Dublin 22.

Families First Therapy and Blue Skies Teams can be also contacted at the numbers below

Phone NO : 01 4574306/7/8/9 also 01 4574752 


Archways is a national organisation working in collaboration with local and national agencies to promote and research evidence based programmes for children & young people. Archways provides a bridge between evidence based programmes and communities and supports the development of sustainable linked practices that build on existing strengths and resources. Archways was established in 2006. Initially the role of Archways was to promote the roll-out and evaluation of the Incredible Years programme in Ireland. Over the last number of years Archways have begun delivering and supporting other evidence based interventions including the Mentoring for Achievement Programme and Families First.
Clondalkin Behavioural Initiative Ltd, trading as Archways, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland with registered office at 7/8 Oakfield Industrial Estate, Clondalkin Dublin 22. Clondalkin Behavioural Initiative Ltd. is also a registered charity.
Registered Company No.: 430172
Registered Charity No: 17603


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