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.

What’s Happening at MOFAS

The Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Behavior of 22 Year Olds

January 27, 2015 – New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.

Prenatal Substance Abuse Effects on the Exposed Fetus

January 21, 2015 – A recent study came out highlighting the birth outcomes and long term effects by comparing many different substances.

December 2014, Vol. 2- Happy Holidays

A big thank you to everyone who has donated to the MOFAS Year End Campaign.

December 2014, Vol. 1- Season of Giving

MOFAS needs you to invest in supporting families and preventing FASD.

November 2014, Vol. 1- National Adoption/Family Caregiver Month

November is National Adoption/Family Caregiver Month and MOFAS would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers who are raising children affected by FASD.

October 2014, Vol. 2- National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Want to share your opinion about work and disability benefits for youth?

October 2014, Vol. 1- Back to School

MOFAS has released our Request for Proposals for upcoming grant opportunities.

September 2014, Vol. 2- FASD Awareness Month

How are our MOFAS Book Club members? What do you think of the book so far? Write to us on Facebook.

September 2014, Vol. 1- FASD Awareness Month

September 9, will mark the 15th anniversary of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.

August 2014, Vol. 2- Back to School

This September 9, 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day.

Prevalence and Characteristics of FASD

December 5, 2014 – A newly published study finds that rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) among children may be significantly higher than previous estimates.

August 2014, Vol. 1- Back to School

“The most frustrating thing for me is how it affects him in school. It looks like ADD but really the two sides of his brain aren’t communicating.”

July 2014, Vol. 2- Summer

MOFAS Executive Director, Sara Messelt, talks about the Virtual Family Center, Family Resource Coordinators, and Love, Hope, Joy public awareness campaign.

July 2014, Vol. 1- Happy 4th of July

Seems like on this holiday, everyone will be sipping tempting beverages. What’s a pregnant lady to do? Why whip up refreshing non-alcoholic drinks of course.

June 2014, Vol. 2- Summer Fun

Wondering what activities for you kids this summer? Join the Virtual Family Center private Facebook group and connect with others in your area.

¿Qué es FASD?

El Espectro de Desordenes del Alcoholismo Fetal es un término que describe varios defectos de nacimiento que le pueden ocurrir a una persona cuya madre bebió durante el embarazo.

June 2014, Vol. 1- Summer Fun

“If I can’t fully love who gave birth to my children, how can I love my children unconditionally?”

May 2014, Vol. 2- MOM

Resources for Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Slim in Out-State Minnesota

May 2014, Vol. 1- MOM

“I’ve searched my brain to remember what, if anything, my doctor told me about drinking during pregnancy, and am really not sure what he said.”

April 2014, Vol. 2- Alcohol Awareness Month

“Despite 40 years of research demonstrating risks of drinking during pregnancy, many are not convinced there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy.”

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