Our Work

Our programmes…

The Incredible Years® Series (IY)

The Incredible Years® (IY) is designed to prevent and treat emotional and behavioural difficulties in children aged 3 to 10 years. The programme was developed in the University of Washington in Seattle by Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton.  The Incredible Years® series contains three separate training programmes for parents, teacher and children…[find out more]


The Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP)

Brenna Bry’s Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP) is a school-based, early intervention programme. MAP is designed to be delivered in both individual and small group support formats to students identified by school personnel as being at risk of academic failure and early school leaving…[find out more]


Families First –  (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidenced based systemic family prevention and intervention programme that has been applied succesfully to a wide range of problem youth and their families in various contexts. Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically grounded intervention prorgamme that targets youth between the ages of 11 and 18….[find out more]

Me and My Baby Programme

The Me and My Baby Programme is a group based programme that aims to support you in preparing for your baby’s arrival.  It is based on the understanding that during pregnancy parents can welcome their babies and begin the transition to being the best parents possible.

It will:

  • Support you to look at the social and emotional impact of impending motherhood
  • Help you identify strategies to deal with the factors that influence the expectations and experiences of motherhood
  • Show you what parents and babies can do together even during pregnancy
  • Promote the process of attachment between you and your baby

The programme, which has been supported by the HSE, is an evidence informed programme for parents during the final trimester of pregnancy.  There are 3 sessions which are held once a week.  The take place in Clondalkin and are totally FREE of Charge.

We are looking for mums who are:

  • In the final trimester of their pregnancy at end of July with a due date around mid-end Sept
  • Willing to do the programme in a small group format
  • Can attend all three sessions starting Summer 2016 in our offices in Clondalkin

As part of the programme you will be asked to complete pre and post questionnaires to help us establish the benefits of the programme.

Places are strictly limited so if you are interested in taking part then please contact Archways on info@archways.ie  with your name, email address,contact phone number and due date.  We will contact you to run through the programme and outline all details.

Archways is an organisation that has been promoting and researching evidence based programmes for families for the past 10 years.  The programme will be delivered by Dr Sean Mc Donnell and Jacqui Guiry who are highly qualified and experienced parenting experts.