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 2016, Vol. 1 – It’s the final countdown

MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, October 2016, Vol. 1

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FASD prevention grant application

One week left to apply for an FASD Prevention Grant

The FASD Prevention Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016. This is a great opportunity for community outreach on the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Each year in Minnesota, there are more than 7,000 babies born with prenatal alcohol exposure. It’s still a problem that requires community involvement to help create change. Grantees have held all sorts of events, including community baby showers, girls night out programs, and a 04.9K run/walk. Grants are awarded up to $2,500. For more information or questions, contact Sarah Gilland at sgilland@mofas.org or call 651-917-2370.

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Only 34 days left until the FASD Matters Conference

FASD matters conferenceThe clock is ticking – literally! Have you been to the conference website? Don’t wait too long because spots for the Pre-Conference are filling up fast. You can find all the breakout sessions, keynotes, and more about our annual celebration on our website.

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The 14th Annual MOFAS Benefit will be Wicked

14th Annual MOFAS BenefitThe 14th Annual MOFAS Benefit is a time to dress up, bid on auction items, socialize with friends, and support a great cause. Join us on Sunday, May 7, 2017 for a reception followed by the performance of Wicked. Use promo code EARLY at checkout for 7% off regular ticket prices. Offer expires December 31, 2016.

“This family-friendly musical is the definition of a Broadway spectacular, with award-winning sets, costumes and special effects.” -Broadway Box

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Spots available for the Healthy Sexual Boundaries workshop

Deena McMahon Wondering how to talk to your kids about sex? Deena McMahon hosts a talk for parents/caregivers and kids about how to discuss sexual boundaries, social media, consent, gender identify, and much more. Parents and youth will meet with Deena in separate sessions. Activities for parents/caregivers and youth will be facilitated by MOFAS staff when alternate session is occurring. Appropriate for youth ages 13-18 and parents raising children ages 12+.

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Women of Traditional Birthing – Free Prenatal Birthing Classes

Division of Indian Work

This program is funded by a MOFAS grant. Join Division of Indian Work for these weekly prenatal birthing classes to learn about mental health and prenatal care, labor and delivery, effects of smoking/drinking/drug use, self-care, and more. Get Details

Upcoming FASD Prevention Events

MOFAS attends community events to share our 049 message – zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy. Stop by, grab some goodies, and spread awareness.

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Partner News

The Arc

Four CEU-accredited FASD prevention online courses are available for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students available through December 31, 2016. Participants will learn how they can help detect and address risky drinking in patients who are pregnant or of reproductive age.

  • Courses are FREE of charge
  • Courses are between 15 and 60 minutes
  • Courses are available for CME and CNE credits:
    • Physicians: Between .25 and 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • Nurses Practitioners and Nurses: Between .25 and 1.0 contact hour, including up to 0.5 pharmacology hours
    • Pharmacists: 1.0 contact hour

These courses were developed by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and The Arc of the United States and are available until December 31, 2016. For additional information, contact FASD@TheArc.org.

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