Terrorism and Disaster Center

The Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC) at the University of Missouri focuses on enhancing mental and behavioral health preparedness, recovery, and resilience in children, families, and communities affected by disaster.

TDC’s mission includes providing national disaster mental health leadership, increasing disaster mental health public awareness, developing and implementing disaster mental health interventions, creating disaster mental health training protocols, generating disaster mental health resources, partnering with service providers, and collaborating with community partners on disaster issues.

TDC is funded in part by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.

News and Upcoming Events



Resilience is the ability of children, adults, families, and communities to “bounce back” following a disaster or other challenging event. Find out more.

Disasters and the Media

How can parents and teachers help children cope with media coverage of disasters? Find help here.

Military Family Communication and Resilience Working Group

Working to improve understanding of how family communication helps military children and families cope with deployment and reintegration. Find out more.