The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

A National Violence Prevention Hotline: Why and How? [Episode 31]

September 6, 2019

Simply put, this is the audio recording of the speech “Why we need a National Violence Prevention Hotline” that Paul Krauss MA LPC gave on May 17, 2019 at the Cultural Impact Conference held in Chicago, IL. This conference was hosted by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

"Learn about a bold new national effort to save innocent lives and curb violence in the United States by focusing on reaching potential offenders before they act: The National Violence Prevention Hotline."

The Speech= Paul talking w/ Slides split screen:
The Speech= Slides only w/ Audio:

Learn more and get involved with the National Violence Prevention Hotline project here:

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433

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References utilized during the speech:

1. Sipsma, H. L., Canavan, M. E., Rogan, E., Taylor, L. A., Talbert-Slagle, K. M., & Bradley, E. H. (2017). Spending on social and public health services and its association with homicide in the USA: an ecological study. BMJ Open, 7(10).

2. Sumner, S. A., Mercy, J. A., Dahlberg, L. L., Hillis, S. D., Klevens, J., & Houry, D. (2015). Violence in the United States. JAMA, 314(5), 478.

3. Torrey, E. F. (2011). Stigma and Violence: Isn't It Time to Connect the Dots? Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(5), 892–896.

4. Stuart, H. (2003). Violence and mental illness: an overview. World Psychiatry, (June), 121–124. Retrieved from

5. Mental Health Myths and Facts, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, August 29, 2017. Accessed Dec 8, 2018.

6. Baer, D. (2016, July 08). The Dallas Police Force Is Evidence That 'De-escalation' Policing Works. Retrieved from

7. Botelho, G., Kuo, V., & Levs, J. (2013, August 23). Antoinette Tuff hailed as 'true hero' out of Georgia school shooting. Retrieved from

  1. Cohen, M. A., Miller, T. R., & Rossman, S. B. (1994). The Costs and Consequences of Violent Behavior in the United States. In Understanding and Preventing Violence(Vol. 4, Consequences and Control, pp. 67-166). Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/4422


9. Dastagir, A. E. (2018, December 17). What actually happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Retrieved from

  1. George, R. (2013, August 21). Antoinette Tuff: Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday. Retrieved from
  2. Godlasky, A., & Dastagir, A. E. (2018, December 21). Suicide rate up 33% in less than 20 years, yet funding lags behind other top killers. Retrieved from


  1. Gramlich, J. (2019, January 03). 5 facts about crime in the U.S. Retrieved from


  1. National Domestic Violence Hotline. (2019, February 27). National Domestic Violence Hotline Projects Three Million Calls One Year Earlier Than Expected. Retrieved from


  1. Roose, K. (2019, March 15). A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet. Retrieved from
  2. Reuters. (June 11). Suicide prevention programs call for more funding. Retrieved from
  3. The Peace Alliance. (n.d.). Statistics on Violence & Peace. Retrieved from
  4. WITW Staff. (2018, October 24). Quick-thinking New Jersey woman stops would-be school shooting in Kentucky, officials say. Retrieved from
  5. Analysis | More than 228,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. (n.d.). Retrieved May 09, 2019, from

Audio clips utilized during the speech:

ABC News: The Horror Behind the Georgia School Shooting

Story at the end of the speech as read by Jack Kornfield

Original music, used: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

“Low Flyin’ Bird from Mangy Love by Cass McCombs

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