The MPSI Journey

Missouri Prevention Center (MPC) Established

Missouri Prevention Center (MPC) Established

Found­ed by Drs. Wendy Reinke and Kei­th Her­man along with stu­dents and fac­ul­ty at Mizzou

Parenting Groups Offered

MPC offers Incred­i­ble Years par­ent­ing groups to fam­i­lies from Head Start

Prevention Science Practicum Offered

First Large Federal Grant Awarded

First large fed­er­al grant (Sub-award on Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty Nation­al Insti­tutes of Health [NIH] project, “The Cen­ter for Pre­ven­tion and Ear­ly Inter­ven­tion” [Nick Ialon­go, PI)

First Article Published in The Counseling Psychologist

“Using pre­ven­tion sci­ence to pro­mote children’s men­tal health: The found­ing of the Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Cen­ter,” pub­lished in The Coun­sel­ing Psychologist.

First Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Award

Published Book “Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management: The Classroom Check-Up”

Drs. Reinke and Her­man, with Dr. Randy Sprick, pub­lish Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing for Effec­tive Class­room Man­age­ment: The Class­room Check-Up

Welcomed First Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Katie King joins MPC as first post­doc­tor­al fellow

Prevention Science Seminar Began 

Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Sem­i­nar began and has run year-round con­tin­u­ous­ly through the present

Dr. Riley-Tillman Received MPC Faculty Service Award 

Dr. Reinke Awarded IES Development Grant

Dr. Reinke award­ed IES devel­op­ment grant for $1.5 mil­lion, “The Class­room Check­up: Sup­port­ing Ele­men­tary Teach­ers in Class­room Man­age­ment Using a Web-based Coach­ing Sys­tem.” R305A130375

Dr. Herman Awarded IES Efficacy Trial Grant

Dr. Her­man award­ed IES effi­ca­cy tri­al for $3 mil­lion, “Eval­u­a­tion of Class­room Man­age­ment Train­ing Pro­grams for Mid­dle School Teach­ers” (known as CHAMPS). R305A130143

Dr. Marten Received MPC Faculty Service Award

Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition Established

Boone Coun­ty Schools Men­tal Health Coali­tion estab­lished with an almost $953,000 award from Boone Coun­ty Children’s Ser­vices. Con­tin­u­ous fund­ing since 2014.

MPC Co-Sponsored 7th Annual ESCP Conference. 

MPC co-spon­sored Sev­enth Annu­al ESCP Con­fer­ence and hosts four renowned schol­ars: Drs. Karen Bier­man, Car­olyn Web­ster-Strat­ton, Randy Sprick, and Cather­ine Bradshaw.

Dr. Karen Bierman Awarded the MPC Senior Scientist and Mentor Award

Dr. Reinke Awarded IES Postdoctoral Fellow Grant

Dr. Reinke award­ed an almost $700,000 IES Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low grant. R305B150028

Dr. Thompson Awarded IES Efficacy Trial

Dr. Thomp­son award­ed a $2.6 mil­lion IES effi­ca­cy tri­al, “Eval­u­a­tion of a Self Man­age­ment Train­ing Pro­gram for Ele­men­tary Stu­dents” (known as STARS). R305A150517

Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE) Established

Fam­i­ly Access Cen­ter of Excel­lence (FACE) estab­lished with a $4.1 mil­lion 2‑year grant from the Boone Coun­ty Children’s Ser­vices. Con­tin­u­ous fund­ing since 2016.

Dr. Brianna Stiller Visited MPC

Dr. Thompson Became Associate Director of MPSI

Dr. Herman Awarded U.S. DOJ/NIJ Grant

Dr. Her­man award­ed a $4.1 mil­lion grant from the U.S. Depart­ment of Justice/National Insti­tute of Jus­tice, “Eval­u­a­tion of a Prin­ci­pal Train­ing Pro­gram to Pro­mote Safe and Civ­il Schools”.  2016-CK-BX-0004

Dr. Reinke Awarded IES Researcher-Practitioner Partnership Grant

Dr. Reinke award­ed almost $400,000 for an IES Researcher-Prac­ti­tion­er Part­ner­ship grant with Boone Coun­ty Schools.

MPC Celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary

MPC cel­e­brat­ed its 10-year anniver­sary with Dr. George Sug­ai as Keynote Speaker.

FACE Received the Achievement Award and the 100 Brilliant Ideas that Work Award from National Association of Counties

Dr. Herman Awarded IES Grant

Dr. Her­man award­ed $1.4 mil­lion explorato­ry IES grant “Iden­ti­fy­ing Dis­crete and Mal­leable Indi­ca­tors of Cul­tur­al­ly Respon­sive Instruc­tion and Dis­ci­pline.” R305A180111

Dr. Herman Awarded IES Grant 

Dr. Her­man award­ed $3.2 mil­lion IES grant “Eval­u­a­tion of a Train­ing Pro­gram to Pro­mote Effec­tive School Lead­er­ship.” R305A170180

Methods Branch Established

Meth­ods Branch estab­lished with Co-Direc­tors, Drs. Huang and Dong. 

Michelle Obama Acknowledged FACE, the Coalition, and Boone County as part of her “When We All Vote” campaign

Dr. Herman Receives Subaward from SRI International

Dr. Her­man received $1.6 mil­lion sub-award from SRI Inter­na­tion­al for the IES project “A Study of Dis­ci­pline in the Sec­ondary Class­room” (known as DiSCO).

Dr. Reinke Awarded IES Grant

Dr. Reinke award $10 mil­lion from IES to cre­ate The Nation­al Cen­ter for Rur­al School Men­tal Health (NCRSMH). This a col­lab­o­ra­tion between MPSI, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia, and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mon­tana. R305C190014

Missouri Prevention Science Institute (MPSI) is Established

With sup­port from cam­pus lead­er­ship, the Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute is estab­lished as a MU Cen­ter in the Office of Research and Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment. Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary fac­ul­ty from the Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion, the School of Social Work, and oth­er cam­pus aca­d­e­m­ic areas become a part of MPSI.

MPSI Measurement Branch Established

Dr. Bonifay Named Director of Measurement Branch

Dr. Wiedermann Named Co-Director of the Methods Branch

Dr. Peters Named Director of Policy Branch

Article Published in American Psychologist

“The Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Cen­ter: A mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to reduc­ing the soci­etal preva­lence and bur­den of youth men­tal health prob­lems,” pub­lished in the Amer­i­can Psychologist.

Dr. Reinke Awarded IES Grant

Dr. Reinke award­ed almost $3.3 mil­lion IES grant “Eval­u­a­tion of a Web-Based Class­room Man­age­ment Pro­gram to Pro­mote Effec­tive Class­room Man­age­ment Prac­tices Among Ear­ly Career Teach­ers”. 305A200297

Dr. Thompson Awarded IES Grant

Dr. Thomp­son award­ed almost $1.4 mil­lion IES grant “Devel­op­men­tal Adap­tion of a Self-mon­i­tor­ing Train­ing Pro­gram for Mid­dle School Stu­dents.” (known as SMARTS) R305A200111.

The Boone County School Mental Health Coalition Merged with Family Access Center of Excellence and Received Grant

The Boone Coun­ty School Men­tal Health Coali­tion merged with the Fam­i­ly Access Cen­ter of Excel­lence (FACE). Boone Coun­ty award­ed FACE $3.3 mil­lion to con­tin­ue to sup­port fam­i­lies and stu­dents in Boone County.

Dr. Bonifay Awarded IES Methodology Grant

Dr. Boni­fay award­ed $900,000 IES method­ol­o­gy grant “Inno­v­a­tive, Trans­la­tion­al, and User-Friend­ly Tools for Com­pre­hen­sive Sta­tis­ti­cal Mod­el Eval­u­a­tion”. R305D210032

Dr. Smith Awarded IES Development Grant

Dr. Smith award­ed almost $2 mil­lion IES devel­op­ment grant “Sup­port­ing Teach­ers in Engag­ing Par­ents (STEP): The Devel­op­ment of a Teacher Train­ing Cur­ricu­lum and Coach­ing Mod­el to Fos­ter Fam­i­ly Engage­ment”. R305A210126

MPSI Moved Into New Home

MPSI said good­bye to our long­time home 205 Lon­don Hall and moved into a new home at 218 Hill Hall

Dr. Herman receives $2 million US Department of Justice STOP award to assist rural Missouri schools prevent school violence.

Dr. Reinke receives 5‑year $5 million grant.

Award­ed from the US Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to train 42 grad­u­ate stu­dents from School Psy­chol­o­gy, Coun­sel­ing Psy­chol­o­gy, and Social Work to pro­vide men­tal health ser­vices in high need schools.