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.

October 2014, Vol. 1- Back to School

Back to school

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

E-Newsletter – October 2014, Vol. 1

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New Grants Available
MOFAS has released our Request for Proposals for upcoming grant opportunities. There are two grant options: one will focus on improving adaptive functioning skills for individuals with an FASD and the other will feature our annual public awareness grants. More information on both of these grants can be found on the MOFAS website at https://www.proofalliance.org/for-professionals/grants/apply/. Please share with others who may be interested.

Get Ready for our Live Chat
Thank you to our MOFAS Book Club members for reading “Drink: An Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol” by Ann Dowsett Johnston for September FASD Awareness Month. Come join the conversation on October 9, at 11AM (CST) for our live Facebook chat with Ann.

MOFAS Annual Celebration
Before the FASD matters conference, join us on Thursday November 13, from 5-7PM featuring special guest Billy McLaughlin. We hope you will join us for this special evening to connect, learn and celebrate.This event is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Go to http://bit.ly/2014fasdmattersregistration. This event is generously sponsored in part by the Schillo Family and Lundbeck LLC.

For Families

MOFAS Hangout: Be a Do Gooder!- Eagan
October 11, 2014
Let’s get together and give back to the world by volunteering two hours of our time to another nonprofit organization. Feed my Starving Children’s approach is simple… we show up and hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Animal Human Society Shelter Tour- Golden Valley
October 28, 2014
Join us to learn more about rescue animals from “behind the scenes” from a professional humane educator at the largest animal shelter in Minnesota. Last time we got to meet many wonderful animals, hold kittens and meet a cranky rooster (not kidding)!

Have an FASD? Looking for a Job?
If you or someone you know has an FASD and is in need of employment services, there are employment agencies in Minnesota that have just what you are looking for.

For Professionals

What You Need to Know About FASD- Baxter
October 7, 2014

MOFAS in collaboration with the Amazing Journey in Baxter are hosting an exciting free community training to provide an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. This training is geared for caregivers and professionals.

What is FASD and Why You Should Care- Fargo, ND
October 10, 2014
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation invites you to a workshop for early childhood professionals on screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in early childhood settings and a community conversation.

Impact of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on the Eye and Vision- Webinar
October 22, 2014

This webinar presentation, presented by Dr. Ray Areaux, will explore the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the eye and vision (including optic nerve hypoplasia). This webinar is designed for health care providers. CEUs available.

FASD Basics- Webinar
October 29, 2014
This webinar presentation, presented by Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Ph.D, on the FASD Basics is designed to provide an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This webinar presentation is designed for primary and behavioral health care providers, social workers, educators, and other professionals who work with individuals with an FASD and their families. CEUs available.

Addiction & Recovery

Dealing with Addiction Support Group- St. Paul
October 23, 2014
Meet with other parents of older teens/young adults who have challenging behaviors, including possible addictions. Share support, resources, and experiences.

When Depression and Addiction Go Untreated
“Depression and addiction left untreated can lead to a life filled with difficult to manage symptoms, diminished health, relationships problems and more. Learn more about what your life could look like if you choose to forego dual diagnosis treatment for depression and addiction, as well as what your life may look like if you do decide to get treated.”

Alcohol & Pregnancy

Twin Cities Birth & Baby Expo
October 4, 2014 | 9:30AM-3:30PM
Come visit MOFAS and many more during one of the largest baby expos in the Twin Cities. Enter to win $100 worth of diapers, get a free 049 baby onesie, and help spread the word about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. Get there early!

Get Featured on the MOFAS Facebook
Have you gotten a 049 onesie? Is your baby wearing it? Send your photos to alexa@mofas.org and be featured on our Facebook.

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.

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