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.

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Letter to the Editor- April Alcohol Awareness Month
“April is Alcohol Awareness month. As the statewide resource on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) would like to remind women that if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, do not drink alcohol at all.”

My Children’s Story is Complicated Part 1 of 3
“I’ve searched my brain to remember what, if anything, my doctor told me about drinking during pregnancy, and am really not sure what he said.”

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual MOFAS Golf Classic! Friday, September 12, 2014 – Details coming soon!

Job Opening: Training CoordinatorThe Training Coordinator will act as a liaison between the Training department and other departments. The Training Coordinator will help to design, develop and deliver training to various audiences including families and professionals to increase the level of knowledge about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Job Opening: Senior Family Engagement Program ManagerThe Senior Family Engagement Program Manager will provide leadership and management of the MOFAS Family Engagement Department. The Senior Manager will oversee all programs related to family engagement and be specifically responsible for developing and maintaining the framework and for creating a statewide network of parents.Professional News


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.

“Paying Closer Attention to Attention”
“Because the link between fetal alcohol syndrome and ADHD is so commonly described in the literature, both parents and teachers are more likely to expect these children to have attention problems.”
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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.

19th Annual American Indian Wellness Fair – Minneapolis
The American Indian Wellness Fair’s purpose is to increase awareness of current health and wellness issues facing American Indian people by providing access to a variety of health screenings, education, information and community resources.

“5 Helpful Pratices for Parents With Special Needs”
“When it comes to the day-to-day care of children with special needs, however, salvation may be more about toning down the stress so we can be more capable, competent and more effective advocates for our children.”

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


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.

FUN Fest and Expo – Wendell
Spend the morning learning and celebrating what the Grant County area has to offer!

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

Family Fun Bowling- Sartell
We’re going bowling! Events are open to families of children and teens with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

Family Fun Event – Duluth
Family Fun Events are open event to all families who have a child or children who have an FASD.

19th Annual American Indian Wellness Fair – Minneapolis
The American Indian Wellness Fair’s purpose is to increase awareness of current health and wellness issues facing American Indian people by providing access to a variety of health screenings, education, information and community resources.

Know the Truth- Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention Program- Blaine
Our parent seminar will teach you current teenage addiction trends, common terminology, ways in which teenagers hide their drug use, effective methods to discuss addiction and family expectations.

YAAC- Waite Park
The MOFAS Young Adult Panel will be coming to Waite Park. A FREE two part event!

Understanding the FASD Diagnosis- Golden Valley
We will cover the basics of the brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure as well as some of the beginning strategies and levels of understanding that parents and caregivers need to better support their children and family structure.

YAAC Trail Ride- Andover
Join us for a horseback trail ride at Bunker Hills Stables.

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