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.

June 2015, Vol. 2- Watch the New FASD Videos and Media Projects

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

E-Newsletter, June 2015, Vol. 2

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call me mental episode 8 // fasd

call me mental episode 8 // FASD

This documentary on FASD was created in kind by, Lola Visuals, who is a part of a collaboration called Call Me Mental, that is composed of artists and clinicians who want to change the attitude toward mental illness. Please take a look at their 10 minute video. Lola Visuals has done an amazing job of showcasing the challenges of living with an FASD through the personal stories of Alex and Martin.

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MOFAS calendar

To see a complete listing of all the upcoming MOFAS events, click on our calendar. Here you’ll find ongoing support groups, family events, professional trainings, webinars, prevention activities, and much more.

request a screening and presentation of the #FASDtoolkit

#FASDtoolkitThe #FASDtoolkit is a community generated media campaign about FASD, funded by a MOFAS grant and created by and for the American Indian community. The toolkit aims to plant the seeds for conversations, focused on strength-based messages, strategies and tools to support a good life for people living on the FASD spectrum.
Preview the #FASDtoolkit trailer and request a screening and presentation at your agency by contacting Michael Harris at mharris@ihb-mpls.org or 612-721-9807.

 

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enjoy a night with MOFAS at our annual benefit

Social Skills GroupsCongratulations to lucky winner MJ Hofer for getting her benefit tickets early and winning the soundtrack to Kinky Boots.

Enjoy a fun night while supporting those with an FASD and their families. The benefit features a wonderful silent auction and exciting live auction complete with appetizers at the exclusive Loews Minneapolis Hotel. Following the reception, attendees also receive a ticket to the Tony Award-Winning production of KINKY BOOTS at the Orpheum Theatre!

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special offer for first 200 FASD matters conference registrants

Time is running out for the early bird rate for the FASD matters conference. If you register before June 30, 2015 you’ll also get a copy of this years keynote Susannah Cahalan “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” book as part of the annual MOFAS Book Club. Use promo code: EARLYBIRD Apply Here

sue terwey’s farewell party

Thank you leislatorsHelp us celebrate Sue Terwey’s contribution to the field of FASD as she moves on to a new endeavor. Sue has been a real trailblazer in the field, and MOFAS will miss her dedication, team spirit, and creative approach on a daily basis. The field owes her our deep gratitude for being willing to share her story and support so many others in their journey. Join us on June 29, 2015 from 1:30-3:30 pm for an open house at MOFAS. RSVP Today

5 reasons why you should be at the MOFAS golf classic

MOFAS golf classic

  1. You get the chance to golf with KFAN’s Dan “The Common Man” Cole
  2. You get the early bird rate until July 31, 2015
  3. Funds go to improving life for those with an FASD
  4. It’s a great excuse to get out of the office and enjoy some sun
  5. It only happens once a year so don’t miss outWatch it Now

MOFAS is hiring

Social Skills GroupsMOFAS has a few open positions including Grant Coordinator (Part Time), Chemical Dependency Coordinator (Part Time), Administrative Coordinator (Full Time), Youth Assistant (Part Time), and Psychometrist (Contract Position). If you are a motivated, team player with experience in these positions, and are interested in joining our fast-paced office please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Stieve, Director of Finance and Administration, jennifer@mofas.org. No phone calls please.Register Today

MOFAS tips

Parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a journey. It can sometimes be very challenging and very rewarding at the same time. You cannot parent a child with an FASD without having it change your life and most often, for the better. You will meet some amazing people, make lifelong friendships, and see a beautiful child work really hard to be the best person they can be with your love and support. MOFAS wants to provide that support for families. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Be patient. Children with an FASD can tell you a rule, but that does not mean they can always follow it. This is very frustrating.
  • Re-teach everything. Don’t get irritable or short tempered when you have to teach your child the same things over and over again — sooner or later (likely later) they will get it.
  • Know that conventional parenting techniques often don’t work with children with an FASD. A sticker chart may work well with one child and not another. Time-outs rarely work with our kids. We have to be creative and find alternative strategies. And know that when we find one that works, it might not work for more than a few weeks (or less, or more).

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