News & Events

Another Way 5K

Archways in partnership with Get the Message Out, An Garda Siochana and Dublin City Council are hosting ‘Another Way 5k’ in Darndale on the Saturday the 30th of April at 11.00am.  We would love to see as many groups and residents participating in this community event.

You can run, walk, jog, roll the route and there is also a 1k route for children along with fun and games in Darndale Park.

Please see the link below to register to participate.

Online Incredible Years Small Group Dina Group Leader Training – Limited Places Available

Dates: 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th & 15th March 2022

Archways are delighted to confirm that we will be running an Incredible Years Small Group Dina Group Leader training programme in March 2022. The cost of the programme will be €850 per participant. The training will take place online from 3pm to 6.15pm each day.

We have a limited number of places remaining. Registration through link below.

Places Available: Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy (DDP) – Level One Training

Psychological interventions and parenting approaches with children and adolescents who have experienced developmental trauma and have attachment difficulties

Parenting Classes; parenting; supporting parents;

Archways have a limited number of places remaining on the DDP training that will take place over the following dates: the 2nd, 3rd, 16th and 17th February, 2022 via Zoom. To register your interest or for more information, please email Noel Fox at Archways on

The cost of the training is €950 per person.

This is an introductory course relevant to professionals and therapists who have experience in communicating with and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families. It is focused on families and residential care homes when children have experienced past developmental trauma and have associated attachment difficulties.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy ( DDP) is an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist from Pennsylvania U.S.A. DDP is family-based and is focused on facilitating the child’s readiness and ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers.

It is an approach that:

• Integrates recent research in the areas of neurobiology of trauma, early child development and attachment theory, to produce a therapeutic and parenting approach that assists professionals to understand and effectively support children with trauma attachment problems, and their families.

• Communicates playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE) in order to help the child regulate their feelings (often fear, shame and anger) associated with past experiences and to create together new meanings to be integrated into the child’s life story (autobiographical narrative).

• Recognises the vital role which adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play in the recovery of traumatised, attachment-resistant children.

Archways is seeking an Accredited Psychotherapist / Systemic Family Therapist: a part-time 4-day a week post

The successful candidate must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, trauma-informed, youth and family development perspective and preferably have a proven track record of delivering highly effective work with complex families.

For more information click here:

  • For further information, please contact Alice Ann Lee by email:
  • Applications with CV and cover letter to
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4th February 2022 at 5pm

Mentoring for Achievement

We were delighted to be back delivering in person Mentoring for Achievement Programme (MAP) training this week! A fantastic group of 10 educators from Fingal took part in the training, kindly funded by basis.point, and in conjunction with our local partner Fingal Children and Young People’s Services Committee.



We Act Campaign Launched

We Act is a campaign to celebrate the impact of Ireland’s charities and community groups.

It elevates the positive stories and acknowledge the remarkable, everyday efforts of thousands of people around the country.

For more information check out the website We Act

It is a collaborative campaign and is supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland RTÉ Does Comic Relief Fund.

basis.point October 2021 Bulletin features launch of Archways Strategic Plan

Many thanks to our funding partner basis.point for the feature in their October 2021 Bulletin on the recent launch of our new Strategic Plan 2021-2025. Thank you to basis.point CEO, Edel O’Malley, who helped launch the plan on the day along with Eiffion Wiliams, National Director Commissioning with Tusla. You can read the feature here: Archways launch new Strategic Plan (