Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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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.

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New MOFAS Website
The MOFAS website has had some updates and refreshing. We’re happy to say that our site is mobile friendly now so feel free to use your mobile devices to check out the new layout. We’ve made these updates to make our site more accessible to all and help direct you to our resources and events. View our Calendar for all of our events, activities, classes, trainings, and more.My Children’s Story is Complicated Part 3 of 3
And if I can’t fully love (not approve of behaviors, mind you) who gave birth to my children, how can I love my children unconditionally and have them grow and be proud of their heritage, culture, and family of origin?

Come Play

Join us on Friday, September 12, 2014 to Play to Prevent FASD. Early bird pricing available through 7/31/14. Get your tickets today! Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who have already jumped on board early in the game: JWDA, Sara and Patrick messelt, Minnesota Monthly, MINCEP, South Lake Pediatrics, Health Partners Stillwater Medical Group, Diageo, Majestic Oaks Golf Club, and American Solutions for Business.

Employment Opportunities

MOFAS currently has several open positions including: Prevention Resource Coordinators (4 positions for greater MN), Prevention Resource Coordinator with American Indian Focus (in the Metro Area), Operations Assistant, Senior Family Engagement Program Manager, and Training Coordinator. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. MOFAS is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse work environment.

Professional News
Social Workers Hold the Key to Success- St. Paul
This FREE training targets social workers and social service providers from all fields. Family members, caregivers and providers will also find the information useful. This activity has been approved by the MN Board of Social Work Continuing Education Provider Number: CEP-426.What Nurses Need to Know about FASD- Webinar
This webinar will provide a broad overview of both FASD prevention and intervention in the context of nursing. It is geared to nurses from all fields and levels.

Social Workers Hold the Key to Success- St.Cloud
This FREE training targets social workers and social service providers from all fields. Family members, caregivers and providers will also find the information useful. This activity has been approved by the MN Board of Social Work Continuing Education Provider Number: CEP-426.

Women
Niijii Radio FASD Broadcast
This event is sponsored by a MOFAS Public Awareness GrantKKWE Niijii Radio will have guest speakers talking about FASD from the White Earth FASD program. They will share what FASD is and how FASD can be prevented.St. Francis Baby Fair- Shakopee
Parents and parents to-be, come join us at the St. Francis Baby Fair! Visit our volunteers at the MOFAS booth for your chance to win $100 in diapers.

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
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.Mississippi River Canoe Adventure- Minneapolis
Join us for a Mississippi River Canoe Adventure on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:30AM to 2PM. The cost is free, but donations to MOFAS are always welcome. RSVP Required.

Calling All Artists

MOFAS is looking for handmade artwork from children or young adults to hang in our St. Paul Diagnostic Clinic! MOFAS accepts all handmade artwork and will feature submissions on our website, Facebook page and enews in the upcoming months.

Birth/Kinship Family Retreat- Brainerd
MOFAS and the Brainerd camp will provide a safe and fun weekend experience for biological and kinship families of children who have been exposed prenatally to alcohol and/or drugs. This is a family experience, so children must be supervised by a responsible family member or other adult.

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