Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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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.

April 2017, Vol 2 – FASD Summer Camp Scholarship Applications Due

MOFAS Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
E-Newsletter, April 2017, Vol. 2

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FASD Summer Camp Scholarship Application Due

FASD Summer Camp Scholarship Applications Due May 1!

The FASD summer camp deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. Thanks to a generous grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation, MOFAS has the opportunity to help eligible families pay for residential summer camps. There are many camps families can choose; MOFAS does not endorse any camp. Submit your applications before it’s too late!

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You’re invited to the 14th Annual Benefit for MOFAS

14th Annual Benefit for MOFAS Would you like to cruise down the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers with some friends? Thanks to Zimmer Law Group, Julie Carlson and Tucker Carlson, you can! Enjoy a private river cruise for up to eight people, including beverages, hor d’oeuvres, and wonderful hosts. The only way you can explore the outdoors in this unique way is by winning this item at the 14th Annual MOFAS Benefit on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Order your tickets before they’re all sold out!

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6th Annual FASD Matters Conference Registration Now Open

FASD matters conferenceJoin us Nov. 8 – 10 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW to share the most current research, strategies, and ideas about FASD. Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, will be our Pre-Conference speaker. And don’t forget to register for our Annual Celebration: it’s free, family friendly, and always a good time. Register Today

Start a Parent and Caregiver Support Group!

support groupApply to become a volunteer MOFAS support group facilitator. MOFAS will equip the selected facilitators with information to start and maintain a support group for caregivers of children and adults with an FASD. Our training will cover a wide range of topics, from establishing a strong group to handling some of the tougher issues that can arise during a meeting. Click here for more details and how to apply.. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017. For questions, contact Anna McLafferty at 651-917-2370 or amclafferty@mofas.org. Get Details

Ramsey County 4-H Club Information Session

FASD matters conferenceThis informational meeting will discuss what 4-H is about, club meetings, the needs of families involved, and other opportunities. The next information session is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Get more information about the 4-H Club online. Get Details

MOFAS Family Retreat Registration Now Open

MOFAS Family RetreatThe MOFAS Fall Family Retreat will be June 30 – July 2 in Brainerd, just 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The event is open to families raising children of all ages with an FASD, and their siblings. Enjoy a variety of family activities such as campfires, a nature center, swimming, feeding the hobby farm animals, crafts, glass bottom boat rides, and fishing. All activities are adapted for any level of participation, but parents must supervise children at all times to ensure a safe and fun weekend experience. The family retreat is a wonderful way to connect with other families and build lifelong friendships. Register Today

MOFAS FASD Prevention Events

Our outreach efforts include a wide range of events – from our FASD Prevention Grantee events to community events, there’s something for everyone as we share our 049 (zero alcohol for nine months) message! Come see us in action at one of the following events:

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Come BOUNCE with MOFAS

Come BOUNCE with MOFASJoin other families impacted by FASD and BOUNCE the afternoon away at Bounce World in Rochester! People of all ages are welcome! Pizza will be served.

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University of Minnesota Clinical Trial

University of Minnesota researchers are testing an intervention in young children (between the ages of 2.5 and 5) who have neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. The researchers are testing nutritional supplements (choline is the investigational drug being tested in this study) to determine if they can influence brain development and cognitive functioning. If interested, call 612-624-0142 or email them at fasd@umn.edu.

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