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).
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.
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.
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.
January 27, 2015
Commentary on Day and Colleagues (2013): The Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Behavior at 22 Years of Age – Adverse Effects of Risky Patterns of Drinking Among Low to Moderate Alcohol-Using Pregnant Women
New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.
Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Pediatric Neuropsychologist at the University of Minnesota, recommended the article to highlight new information about adults who are prenatally effected by alcohol.
“They basically found that going from 0 drinks per day to 1 drink per day (on average) during pregnancy is associated with measurable emotional and behavioral problems in the offspring at 22 years of age.” -Wozniak
Read the article and commentary as they describe the public health concerns and the need to assess the long-term health risks of drinking during pregnancy.