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.
Karina Forrest-Perkins, MHR LADC is the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. When children are subjected to trauma or toxic stress, their brain development is disrupted. This session addresses how the brain is intended to develop, the impact of toxic stress on the brain, the impact on behavior, protective factors that help prevent child maltreatment, why prevention is the most caring strategy for our society, what we can do collectively and individually, and where to find resources.
MOFAS has been approved by the MN Board of Social Work for Continuing Education credits. Certificates of Attendance will be provided to attendees.