About MPSI

The Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute (MPSI) is part of the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion­al, School and Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gy (ESCP) with­in the Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri (MU/Mizzou). 

The Insti­tute was estab­lished in 2007 and is locat­ed on the sec­ond floor of Lon­don Hall on Miz­zou’s cam­pus in Colum­bia, MO.

Vision Statement

All chil­dren will live in pos­i­tive and effec­tive envi­ron­ments that fos­ter healthy devel­op­ment and well-being.

Mission Statement

The Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute was found­ed to devel­op, imple­ment, eval­u­ate, and dis­sem­i­nate best prac­tices for reduc­ing the preva­lence and soci­etal bur­den of youth men­tal health prob­lems through pre­ven­tion sci­ence methods.

2019–2020 MPSI Staff Pho­to on the steps of Jesse Hall, Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri campus.

The Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute brings com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and researchers togeth­er to help schools and fam­i­lies apply tech­niques that pro­mote social and aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess. Through com­mu­ni­ty out­reach, the center’s staff pro­vides par­ent train­ing, teacher con­sul­ta­tion ser­vices as well as con­duct­ing ground­break­ing research in the field of pre­ven­tion sci­ence. There are many oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents, par­ents, com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, prac­ti­tion­ers, researchers, school admin­is­tra­tors, and teach­ers to get involved.

The Cen­ter is ground­ed in the pre­ven­tion sci­ence frame­work and also inte­grates prin­ci­ples of com­mu­ni­ty-based par­tic­i­pa­to­ry research to ensure its out­comes are mean­ing­ful and sus­tain­able with­in the com­mu­ni­ties it targets.

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MPSI Posi­tion Pages

MPSI in the News

To see recent advances in pre­ven­tion sci­ence and com­mu­ni­ty out­reach, click here!

History of the Missouri Prevention Science Institute

To check out a brief his­to­ry of the Insti­tute, as well as view the MPSI Log­ic Mod­el, click here.

MPSI Annual Reports

For more infor­ma­tion about each active year of the MPSI, please take a look through our Annu­al Reports by click­ing here