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.
Sue Terwey (MOFAS)
Ruthie Dallas (DHS)
Dan Dubovsky (FASD Center for Excellence)
The Building FASD State Systems Conference is being held May 1-3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Arlington, VA. This is a national conference that showcases programming from a variety of states and focuses on being able to replicate programming in your state. A variety of professionals attend each year and come together to share and learn from each other on best practices in the field.
“Addressing PAE/FASD in Recovery Programs for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorders, Utilizing Federal Block Grant Funds” is the topic of the presentation by Sue Terwey from MOFAS, Ruthie Dallas from DHS and Dan Dubovsky from the FASD Center for Excellence. This presentation explains how Minnesota is utilizing Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funding to states to improve the effectiveness of 11 Recovery Programs that work specifically with pregnant and parenting women and their families. Many of these women and their children have unrecognized prenatal alcohol exposure. These grant-funded Recovery Programs are increasing their competence in identifying red flags for alcohol/drug exposure and working with this population to create more successful recovery and earlier identification/intervention. We are excited to share this collaborative effort at the national level.