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.

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Planning Your Pregnancy

Planning Your Pregnancy One of the most critical times to prevent any issues in your pregnancy is before you even become pregnant. Here are some tips for planning a healthy pregnancy1: Talk to your health care provider. Discuss medications you take, vaccines you may need, and steps you can take to have a healthy pregnancy. […]

Celebrating Your Pregnancy

Celebrate an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy Congratulations on your pregnancy! Proof Alliance encourages you to celebrate an alcohol-free pregnancy. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the United States1; alcohol use during pregnancy can impact fetal development and cause irreversible birth defects and brain injury.2 Children with prenatal alcohol exposure are at […]

FASD Prevention

Preventing FASD Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can impact fetal development and cause irreversible birth defects and brain injury.1-6 Children with prenatal alcohol exposure are at risk of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD is a brain-based permanent disability that has wide-ranging effects, including cognitive deficits related to executive function, learning, attention, and memory.7-13 FASD […]

Support Group Play at the Park – Walker Area

When: July 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Walker City Park Pavilion, Walker, MN, USA

Join other families affected by FASD as we gather at the park. Parents can visit, sharing stories, resources and support while children play. Open to all ages. No child care is provided and parents need to supervise their[…]

Senior Send Off- Glenwood

When: April 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Lakeside Ballroom, 180 South Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood, MN 56334, USA

This event is funded by a MOFAS Public Awareness Grant. Minnewaska Area Schools young women who will be graduating in May are invited to a day of learning life skills. Some of the topics include[…]

Legislative Priorities

MOFAS advocacy work includes educating legislators about FASD issues and working to increase FASD resources in Minnesota.

Art-A-Whirl Open House – Minneapolis

When: May 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Neighborhood HealthSource, Sheridan Clinic, 342 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

Stop on by the MOFAS booth at Neighborhood HealthSource Sheridan Clinic during Art-A-Whirl to get local resources for moms-to-be and growing families. There will be plenty fun family activities. – Bounce houses – Face painting[…]

Frequently Asked Questions About Alcohol & Pregnancy

Here you’ll find all the answers to common questions about drinking during pregnancy, supports, and how to have a healthy pregnancy.

Why Do People Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy?

Why Do People Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy? PDF Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD can be prevented by not drinking any alcohol throughout the entire duration of pregnancy. That said, drinking during pregnancy is a complex public health issue, and many factors may lead to an alcohol-exposed pregnancy: Drinking […]

Prenatal Screening

What? Prenatal screening is used to determine the amount of alcohol and/or drugs used by women during their pregnancy. The purpose of screening pregnant women for alcohol use is to give doctors an opportunity to educate women about the risks of drinking during pregnancy, provide intervention, and refer alcohol-dependent women to treatment. The overall goal […]

Summer Mocktails

Summer Mocktails The summer solstice is this Friday, June 21. Celebrate the longest day of the year with some of our favorite mocktail recipes! Anyone can enjoy these delicious drinks, but they’re an especially great choice for people who are celebrating an alcohol-free pregnancy. Watermelon Margarita Mocktail Ingredients: 1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks […]

Prenatal Screening

What? Prenatal screening is used to determine the amount of alcohol and/or drugs used by women during their pregnancy. The purpose of screening pregnant women for alcohol use is to give doctors an opportunity to educate women about the risks of drinking during pregnancy, provide intervention, and refer alcohol-dependent women to treatment. The overall goal […]

Enuresis/Bed wetting

Enuresis, also called bed wetting, is involuntary urination in children over five years old that occurs either during the daytime or nighttime. Bed wetting is very common among children, including those with an FASD. There are many reasons a child might wet the bed. It could be physical, emotional, caused by a change in sleep, […]

From PBS NewsHour: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are more common than you think

July 23, 2018 Originally published on PBS NewHour by: Amna Nawaz Part 1: “Fetal alcohol disorders are more common than you think” “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a possible result from mothers drinking during pregnancy, has flown under the radar for decades. Now new conservative estimates published in The Journal of the American Medical Association […]

12 Days of Mocktails

MOFAS would like to wish you Happy Holidays! As you plan your get-togethers and celebrations, consider some of these festive, alcohol-free mocktails that can be enjoyed by all of your guests, including pregnant people, children, and those who choose not to drink alcohol. These mocktails are a fun and delicious way to practice 049 — […]

Live Screening: FASD Basics Webinar with Dr. Jeff Wozniak- St. Paul

When: March 6, 2014 @ 11:00 pm – March 7, 2014 @ 1:00 am
Where: University of Minnesota, Peters Hall, Room TBD, 1404 Gortner Avenue, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA

Live screening of the FASD Basics Webinar featuring Dr. Jeff Wozniak, University of Minnesota. Learn about FASD from a national expert. Hosted by Dr. Judith Eckerle. Gain a basic understanding of FASD, how alcohol affects[…]

It’s Mocktail Party Time

We encourage women to not drink during pregnancy and you can help support them by having fun mocktails at your next event.

FASD Day at the Capitol Factsheets

Brain Injury Definition Expansion The Reality Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a medical condition that encompasses a range of conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. It is a lifelong condition and there is currently no cure for the condition. The most adverse outcome of prenatal alcohol exposure is the impact on the developing brain […]

November 2016, Vol 2 – This family is helping us Make it Happen, will you join them?

You can help us Make it Happen by donating to MOFAS today. Any gift, large or small can directly impact the FASD community.

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