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.
The Families Moving Forward Program is a tailored intervention that pairs a family with a Families Moving Forward Specialist, who works one-on-one with the family over the course of 7 to 11 months. Together, they address concerning behavior issues and other challenges that come with raising a child affected by an FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure. This scientifically validated intervention was developed with funding from the CDC by researchers in Washington State, and was designed for families with children ages 4 to 13.
In August, 2012 MOFAS provided a grant to ten Minnesota mental health agencies that allowed them to train a staff member to be a certified Families Moving Forward Specialist. We are excited to offer this valuable opportunity to the families we serve.
You can find and contact the Families Moving Forward Specialist in your area by accessing our Resource Directory – CLICK HERE>>>