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.
New Minnesota laws went into effect on August 1, 2018, including a new law related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) worked this past legislative session with stakeholders and was successful in implementing new legislation that requires non-emergency foster parents in a foster home and treatment foster care setting, as well as all staff providing care in foster residence settings, to complete at least one hour of training on FASD annually.
This training is vital to ensure that foster families and staff in foster care settings are prepared to effectively work and support people with an FASD. The first in a series of free trainings designed for foster care providers will be held via webinar on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at noon – 1 p.m. and evening session at 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click here to register for the noon session or click here to register for the evening session. Stay tuned for more free webinar and in-person options for foster care providers across the state. If you are interested in coordinating a private training, you may contact our training coordinator Shauna Feine at email@example.com or 651-917-2370.