Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
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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.

May 2014, Vol. 2- MOM

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E-Newsletter – May, 2014, Vol. 2
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Resources for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Slim in Out-State Minnesota“Services for families who have children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, commonly referred to as FASDs are, sporadic throughout southern Minnesota, Grunnet said. She and her husband moved to Faribault from the Twin Cities two years ago and have seen first-hand a disparity in the type of resources available.”My Children’s Story is Complicated Part 2 of 3
“Emily” never intended to harm or put her children at risk, either. “Emily” was a child of her environment. She was thrust into this world with parents who didn’t have a clue how to parent, who struggled with their own mental illness and addictions.

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

Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking to fill the positions: Training Coordinator, Senior Family Engagement Program Manager, and Operations Assistant. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. MOFAS is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse work environment.

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.

Professional News
FASD: Intervention and Treatment
This presentation will offer a guide to addressing the daily life challenges affected by the brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. The presenter will provide strategies and suggestions that providers along with families can use to help support individuals with FASD along with their familiesHow to Ask the Tough Questions- Rochester
Join MOFAS and CRAFT for a free training on the importance of early identification of FASD. Learn how to have open dialogue with parents and discuss “how to ask the tough questions” as well as identify strategies and appropriate referral sources.FASD & Occupational Therapy- Webinar
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.FASD Basics- Webinar
Define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), learn how prenatal exposure to alcohol may affect individuals and families at different developmental stages and find resources in your area and how you can help.
Women
Since When Did Binge Drinking Equal Two Glasses of Wine?
“My drinking days are long behind me. I’m now entering my eighth month of sobriety.As I write, however, I must issue this disclaimer: I’m pregnant, and as soon as I can drink again, I will.”Higher Rates of Binge Drinking in Gay and Lesbian Youth Linked to ‘Minority Stress’ and Social Stigma, Study Finds
“It’s not a theory about race, or about sexual identity, or gender identity, or any one type of identity. It’s a theory that broadly encompasses all minority statuses to talk about how being treated as a minority in society comes to affect you.”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
FASD: An Invisible Disorder
“I’m not here to lecture,” he said, “but to converse and connect. Forgive me if I don’t say everything exactly right. I am still learning. My mom drank the first 90 to 100 days of my life, and I have physical and neurological disabilities.”PAC: Parent/Caregiver Advisory Community – Duluth
This is a time for parents and caregivers to meet and talk and support each other in our journey of raising children with FASD.FASD & Occupational Therapy- Webinar
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.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.

MOFAS Father/Child Bowling Event- Andover
Join other Dads, Uncles, Grandpas etc. and their children for a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza and pop at the Andover Lanes Bowling Alley in Andover, MN!

Family Fun Event – Duluth
Family Fun Events are open event to all families who have a child or children who have an FASD. The event changes each month -email to find out what we are doing! jojo@fasdfamilyresource.org

FASD: Intervention and Treatment
This presentation will offer a guide to addressing the daily life challenges affected by the brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. The presenter will provide strategies and suggestions that providers along with families can use to help support individuals with FASD along with their families

FASD Basics- Webinar
Define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), learn how prenatal exposure to alcohol may affect individuals and families at different developmental stages and find resources in your area and how you can help.

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