Archways was established in order to promote the use of evidence based programmes for children and families. As such we have a strong commitment to evaluation and research. Since Archways began we have been involved in a number of major research studies, aimed at building the Irish evidence base for the programmes we develop, promote and use.

We have conducted small-scale research in-house and have commissioned a number of RCT evaluations workign with both NUI, Maynooth (Incredible Years Ireland Study, ENRICH) and UCD, Dublin (Putting Families First: An Evaluation of the Functional Family Therapy Programme).

Archways also offers research support to other organisations, including workshops on common measurement tools, support with research design, and conducting research projects. 

Published Research

Putting Families First (Functional Family Therapy Programme Evaluation)

Incredible Years Ireland Study: Combined 12 Month Follow-on Report (Parent & Teacher programmes)

Incredible Years Ireland Study: Positive Classrooms, Positive Children

Incredible Years Ireland Study: Proving the Power of Positive Parenting



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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.
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 Unit 2B, Nangor Road Business Park, Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 12. Clondalkin Behavioural Initiative Ltd. is also a registered charity.
Registered Company No.: 430172
Registered Charity No: 17603


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