Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

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).

Why PR%F

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.

Why Alliance?

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.

What's Next?

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.

April 2014, Vol. 2- Alcohol Awareness Month

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter – April, 2014, Vol. 2
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New in the MOFAS World

“Everything in moderation” does not apply to drinking alcohol while pregnant.
Despite 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks of drinking during pregnancy, many women and their doctors are still are not convinced that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy.

Alcohol Awareness Month
Did you know: 18% of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 reported some alcohol consumption during their first trimester. Vist our Pinterest to spread awareness for Alcohol Awareness Month with up to date facts.

Join Our Golf Tournament Committee
FORE! Look Out! We are in search of committee members to join our Golf Tournament Committee! Our 7th annual MOFAS golf classic is right around the corner and we are looking for some fresh, new ideas. You don’t have to be a golf pro, you just need a desire to make this year’s tournament our best ever! Limited time commitment is needed. If you are interested in joining the Golf Committee, please contact Jenn Feiges at jenn@mofas.org or 651-917-2370.

Professional News


The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) Seminar- St. Paul
The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) would like to invite you and your staff to FASD & the Law Conference on May 23, 2014. Anyone associated with MOFAS will receive a half-price discount. For additional questions call Jerrod Brown at 651-734-5517 or email jerrodbaiafs@gmail.com

Community Discussion: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Brooklyn Park
Under the sponsorship of MOFAS, Angel Eyes Foundation Incorporation invites you to a community discussion on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Creating Permanency for Foster and Kinship Families- Minneapolis
A training for parents, caregivers and professionals who serve children with challenging behaviors.

FASD & Occupational Therapy- Webinar
Occupational therapy assists in sensory processing, functions of daily living, and more.  This webinar is targeted to providers and parents alike and will provide a brief overview of FASD and how Occupational Therapy can enhance sensory integration and future life outcomes.

Bethany Christian Services Hand in Hand Web Series- Webinar
The series is an opportunity for parents, caregivers, and professionals who care and support those who have received or suspect a fetal alcohol diagnosis to come together to learn about FASD in a support and informal setting.

“Alberta hopes forcing bars, restaurants, stores to put up signs will reduce FASD”
“The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission says businesses must help raise awareness that pregnant women should not drink alcohol.”

Women

 


Love Ya Baby! 049- Detroit Lakes
Community event for all young men and women, ages 14-25.We need your input! What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Join in on a discussion on FASD to provide guidance on prevention in the area.

A Night Out for Me – Golden Valley
Join Marti & Erin for free appetizers, wine, prizes, lively conversation and their popular, entertaining and educational closing presentation, this year emphasizing the importance of plan and exploration to children’s learning – and to adult health and happiness!

Happy Hour Baby Shower – Bemidji
Join us for Happy Hour Baby Shower for fun and information on healthy alcohol-free pregnancies.

“Crazy Chatting About #FASD We’re Listening”
“Together we can change opportunities and living for the little human beings growing up today with FASD. Please use the wisdom and life experience of those of us who are giving insight to help the next generation of children, to heal the hearts of the adults and teens moving to adulthood.”

MOFAS Baby Shower Bonus
Are you having a baby shower thrown for you, or planning one for a friend? We want to help celebrate and send you free goodies for the shower! Send MOFAS a copy of the invitation, the number of guests you expect, and where to send the goodies.

Family Support


 

PAC: Parent/Caregiver Advisory Community – Duluth
This new support group is a time for parents and caregivers to meet and talk and support each other in our journey of raising children with FASD.

Community Health Resource Fair – St. Paul
Parents and families come spend the afternoon learning about various organizations within our community that can provide resources for you and your families to lead a healthier and more productive lifestyle!

YAAC Cooking and Baking
For high-functioning young adults ages 16-24 who are living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders throughout MN.

Community Discussion: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Brooklyn Park
Under the sponsorship of MOFAS, Angel Eyes Foundation Incorporation invites you to a community discussion on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Young People Activity Club – Duluth
We are a group for young people between the ages of 15-24. One week we do a social activity, which will require a small fee, the next week we do cooking activities.

Creating Permanency for Foster and Kinship Families- Minneapolis
A training for parents, caregivers and professionals who serve children with challenging behaviors.

Bethany Christian Services Hand in Hand Web Series- Webinar
The series is an opportunity for parents, caregivers, and professionals who care and support those who have received or suspect a fetal alcohol diagnosis to come together to learn about FASD in a support and informal setting.

Love Ya Baby! 049- Detroit Lakes
Community event for all young men and women, ages 14-25.We need your input! What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Join in on a discussion on FASD to provide guidance on prevention in the area.

Summer Family Retreat 2014- Brainerd
Save the date June 27-June 30 in Brainerd, MN. We’ve collaborated with Confidence Learning center for a fun weekend. More details to come.

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