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.
Growing Up Class: Just for Boys/Just for Girls – An Expansion in Anoka!!!
The Village Ranch Child and Family Services http://www.villageranch.com/ is pleased to announce that they will be offering therapy and support groups for both male and female teens with an FASD. A group will be starting in November for boys ages 10 – 13 or 14. The group will meet on Fridays from 5:15 – 6:30 in Anoka. They still have a couple of openings for those of you who are interested.
The groups will be open ended and will offer therapy and support around issues such as healthy sexuality, boundaries, peer relationships and the daily struggles of growing up with FASD. Dr. Wright will meet with potential clients prior to starting the group to determine if the group would be a good fit. Teens who are 14 will attend either the younger group, or older group, depending on their developmental level. Group dates and times will be determined depending on interest. All groups will be held at the Anoka office. For more information please contact Dr. Wright at email@example.com
The Village Ranch hopes to start a group for boys 14 or 15 – 17 in the near future, as soon as several more potential group members express interest. This is a great opportunity to help sons address issues that are important to discuss and reinforce. The time is NOW!!
A Group for Girls is in the formation process. Growing Up Class: Just for Girls : Please contact Sandy Hruby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-237-7727 if you would like to add your daughter to the list of those interested in participating in a similar group for girls, which will be starting soon.