If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
By: Nancy Beyer
John Hays is a great teacher for us to help with all the issues of parenting our children with an FASD. He and his wife Holiday live in northern MN, have adopted 13 children with FASD, and run the Hayskids website. They do a wonderful job of sharing their insights and making it simple to learn how they have been able to parent the unique set of challenges found in children with FASD. Here in these 5 videos, John goes through strategy after strategy for handling many parenting situations, ie. de-escalating the rages, discerning the request for more independence, navigating sexuality issues, helping your child understand and accept their diagnoses, and many more. I have learned so much and return to these messages often as my son grows into different stages. It’s good to have these on hand to review when you get stuck! I encourage you to watch them with your support team and/or your spouse. I know we will be going over these soon!
Raising Kids with FASD Part 1
Raising Kids with FASD Part 2
Raising Kids with FASD Part 3
Raising Kids with FASD Part 4
Raising Kids with FASD Part 5