Steve Halley

Steve M.S. Halley, LSCSW, is the Director of the Family Peace Initiative, a program of Halley Counseling Services, P.A. Steve has focused his career on working with individuals and families. He has developed specialization in working with those who batter and currently serves on the Kansas Governor's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.

Ending family violence with trauma-informed care:

Batterer Intervention
Speaking engagements
Peaceful Families Prison Program
Expert Witness Testimony
Family Peace Initiative Batterer Intervention Curriculum

Thu Dec 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Mastering the Family Peace Initiative (Level 3)

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Our Level 3 workshop in the Family Peace Initiative Training Series. This training will expand and add to the information learned in the first two workshops of this series, and will expand this knowledge into valuable skills that the participant can use immediately. Learn about the 5 Focus Areas in BIP and the many tools at your disposal to handle even the most difficult situations in class. In addition, facilitators will learn the art of staging a topic for maximum engagement.

All participants will receive "The Family Peace Initiative Tool Chest", our collection of the many tools available for use in a FPI class. Experiential as always, bringing people together who are completing the 3rd workshop in this series makes for an unforgettable two days of learning, practicing and connecting.

Thu Jan 19 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM

The Art of Facilitation (Level 1)

The Art of Facilitation

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This is FPI’s most sought after workshop. While The Art of Facilitation is our foundational course, it is packed full of skills and ideas that can be immediately implemented by the beginning facilitators or the seasoned pro alike. Highly experiential - this workshop teaches the participant the value and risks of leading by example in group facilitation. Participants commonly share that they are impacted both professionally and personally by the skills and processes presented in this experience. This workshop has proven to be a valuable team building process for organizations as well as for individuals looking to improve their facilitation skills. Victim advocates, BIP facilitators, educators, alcohol and drug treatment providers are among the many professions that have benefited from the unique material presented.

In this intensive, experiential, two-day experience, participants will learn:


  • Leading by example in group work.
  • The Power of self-disclosure in group work.
  • The “River of Cruelty” intervention model.
  • Group work processes designed to increase introspection.
  • The “Shadow” process.
  • How to get to ownership quickly with resistant clients.
  • And much more!


* As the FPI approach is taught in a progressive manner through the 3 workshops, The Art of Facilitation is a pre-requisite for the Level 2 and level 3 trainings.

art of war videoClick to view an excerpt form "The Art of War" DVD

"The Art of War" DVD

Surviving a “Survival-Based” Batterer

The “Art of War” is an interview with Stephanie, a victim of a survival-based batterer. She tells of her experience, from falling in love to surviving the desperation and rage of a man who was unable to let go. This video depicts the painful reality of many victims of domestic violence. More »

"Voices from the River" DVD

Lessons from Those Who have Battered

Hear the voices of those who have battered as they describe the process of moving away from cruelty and moving toward non-violence. Completers of the Family Peace Initiative Batterer Intervention Program share multiple aspects of their change process. More »