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.

Self-care Tip: Don’t Try to be Perfect

self-care tip don't try to be perfect

Self-care Tip: Don’t Try to be Perfect

We all want to do the best we can for the people that we love and care for, but it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” caregiver. Don’t hold yourself to impossible expectations because it will only create feelings of stress and disappointment. Instead, set reasonable and practical expectations for yourself, as this will help reduce stress and make you a more effective caregiver. Focus on what you can provide rather than what you cannot. Break large tasks into smaller steps that you can do one at a time rather than trying to do everything at once. It’s normal to feel guilty sometimes, but believe that you are doing the best you can and making the best decisions you can at any given time.

Sources: https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/assets/docs/fact-sheets/caregiver-stress.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/family.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/caregiver-stress/art-20044784

 

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