About MPC


The Missouri Prevention Center (MPC) 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 Center was established in 2007 and is located on the second floor of London Hall on Mizzou’s campus in Columbia, MO.

London Hall

London Hall, location of the MPC

 Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

The Missouri Prevention Center 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.


The Missouri Prevention Center 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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MPC in the News

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

History of the Missouri Prevention Center

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

MPC Annual Reports

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