Systemic Family Support

What does the Systemic Family Support team do?

Archways Systemic Family Support is a pilot programme developed from extensive research. Using a new evidence-informed intervention programme that works with young people, their families and the community. The programme aims to strengthen families, remove barriers to prosocial opportunities and increase community efficacy.

How the Programmes Works

For the Family

The programme delivers Functional Family Therapy which has over thirty years of evidence working in partnership with families that have got a little bit stuck. The therapist will assist the family to develop skills that get them unstuck in a way suited to their family dynamic. The therapy aims to use each families’ strengths to overcome their daily struggles. This is achieved through weekly functional family therapy sessions and regular therapeutic case management support.

For the Individual

We have partnered with Le Chéile Mentoring Service for young people who are at risk. It is a child-centred service that recruits and trains volunteers from local communities to work with young people and families. Mentoring aims to provide a rewarding experience and opportunity, focusing on personal development, communication skills and improving pro-social behaviour.

For the Community

Archways Systemic Family Support partners with the community, local agencies and community organisations to increase community efficacy. By building on existing initiatives, while identifying and supporting new ideas, the programme has contributed to positive change in the lives of the young people, families and the community of Dublin 17 and Dublin 5.

Systemic Family Support Areas

We predominantly work in Dublin 17 and Dublin 5. Currently we take referrals from Tusla, the Juvenile Liaison Officer and the Probation Service.  If you or your organisation would like us to assess a referral, please contact us.

Who is the programme for?

Archways Systemic Family Support works with young people and their families that are involved in the criminal justice system or at risk of being coerced into criminal behaviour.

Sessions delivered by the Systemic Family Support team with clients since the programme started in 2021.

This project is supported with funding from: