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.

Research

There is 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risk of drinking alcohol while pregnant. Here are some of the latest research studies and published articles on the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy and the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – With Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak

Today we give an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which includes a collection of disorders that occur when a fetus is exposed to alcohol. We discuss this topic with Jeffrey Wozniak, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist with extensive research and clinical experience in FASD.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

Feb 6, 2018 – CNN, Time, and The New York Times covered a new JAMA study finding that one in 20 first graders—or possibly even more are suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).


New Guidelines for FASD Diagnosis

August 17, 2016 – An organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts, coordinated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has proposed new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD.


Participants Needed for FASD Clinical Trial

May 31, 2016 – The University of Minnesota is currently conducting two research studies on prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and needs families to participate.


Improving Educational Outcomes in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Through Interagency Collaboration

May 11, 2016 – Due to the continuum of impairments, interagency collaboration was developed to address the special educational needs of the children.


Transition for FASD Service Providers

January 5, 2016 – Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.


No Amount of Alcohol is Safe During Pregnancy

October 20, 2015 – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.


Choline Supplementation in Children with an FASD

October 15, 2015 – This ground breaking research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak with the University of Minnesota, and included participation from several families connected to MOFAS.


1 in 10 Pregnant Women Report Drinking Alcohol

October 6, 2015 – 1 in 10 pregnant women report drinking alcohol; 1 in 33 binge drink. A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol.


Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnoses in Foster and Adopted Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

April 7, 2015 – This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.



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