Archways, established in 2007, is a national organisation working in collaboration with local and national agencies. We research, develop, and promote evidence-based programmes for children, young people, parents and the professionals that support them. Our programmes begin with ante-natal supports and provide a series of interventions for young people up to the age of 18 years old and their families.
We believe that the earliest intervention gives the best results and is the most cost effective approach. Our work supports communities in the development of sustainable linked practices that build on their strengths and resources. Today we provide a host of successful programmes across Ireland and Northern Ireland that seek to address universal needs and the specific needs of families and young people.
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 we have begun delivering and supporting other evidence based interventions including the Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).