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 new DSM-5 holds mixed good news for FASD. Although the neurodevelopmental sequellae of FASD have finally been recognized as a mental health condition (i.e., Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure), the developers of the DSM-5 separated the diagnostic criteria from the diagnostic label and code, which is unnecessarily confusing. Dr. Natalie Brown will review the highlights (and the lowlights) in how FASD is addressed in the DSM-5 and the implications of the new diagnostic code on clinical and forensic diagnosis and treatment services.
MOFAS has been approved by the MN Board of Social Work for Continuing Education credits. MOFAS has applied to the MN Board of Psychology for Continuing Education credits. Certificates of attendance will be provided to attendees.
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 12-1:30PM (CST)
Contact: Stephanie Kolari, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-917-2370