New Course for Parents starting soon!

Stressed?? Tired?? Need Parenting Support??

Archways are now taking bookings for a new Incredible Years® Parent course due to begin in February 2014. Incredible Years® is a research based positive Parenting Course which has shown to be effective for helping parents manage emotional and behavioural difficulties. A recent research study showed that there were huge improvements in behaviour for 70% of children.* Incredible Years® helps parents to build a positive and calm home environment. All children can experience emotional and behavioural difficulties which can put huge stress on families. If you are having difficulty managing routines, mealtimes, getting to school, bad behaviour - then this might be the course for you.

The Incredible Years® Preschool BASIC Parent course is a 14 week group course. The course runs once a week for 14 weeks and each weekly session last 2.5hrs. This course is designed for parents of children aged 3-9 years and covers a range of topics including: play, routines, behavior issues, time-out for bad behavior, problem solving, limit-setting, consequences, social and academic skills among others. The Incredible Years® Parenting programme is a practical course designed to help parents strengthen their parenting skills and reduce behaviour issues. Course handouts are provided each week.

For more infromation or to sign up phone Paul Johnston (01)4568734 or email pjohnston [at]

Cost: 400 euro per individual (650 euro if a couple attend together). The cost can be spread over a number of weeks if necessary.

Duration: 14 Weeks

Start Date: Next course starting February 20th 2014

Day/Time: Thursday evenings 7:00pm-9:30pm

*The Incredible Years® Ireland Study showed that, for 70% of children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, their behavior returned to a normative level after one parent had completed the Incredible Years Parenting course.   

Read what other parents have said about Incredible Years® parent courses:

"I found this course very different in that the play you do in the beginning is amazing because it builds up a relationship with the was amazing."

"When you come in you're tired, but they want to play with you, but if you give them that 5 minutes that's good enough for them and that seems to have brought him on an awful lot."

"Great course, got so much out of it..."

"Course has had a huge impact on me at home and work, enjoyed every minute of every session."


Upcoming Training 2014

For more information or to book places on any of our training please email training [at] or phone (01)4568734

Mentoring For Achievement Programme Mentor Training: May 19th - 21st (Dublin)

IY® Classroom Dina Group Leader training: September 22nd-24th (Dublin)

IY® Small Group Dina Group Leader training: September 25th-27th (Dublin)

More dates coming soon.


Forms for Group Leader Training & Parent Courses

You can submit requests for placement on any of our Group Leader Training and Incredible Years Parenting Programmes online.

Please be aware that due to the high level of requests we cannot guarantee placement on any of our course. While we do endeavour to respond to all requests, a submission of request is not a guarantee of a place.

You can find further information on training in our Group Leader Training section and information on our parenting programmes in our Just For Parents section.





Welcome to Archways

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.

Archways is a Registered Charity: Number 17603 


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