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.
January 19- Snow tubing and pizza!
Have you consumed alcohol during pregnancy? Are you on a path from addiction to recovery? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame and support each other through the challenges of raising children with Fetal Alcohol […]
Winter 2013 – Online and In-Person
Mondays beginning January 14, 2013 – St. Paul, MN
I have 3 kids. All of whom have varying degrees of exposure to prenatal drugs/alcohol and early childhood trauma. Their exposures have resulted in brain trauma and mental illness and they struggle each day with how to approach the world while combating their disabilities.
School Consultations for Metro Area Families Affected by an FASD MOFAS is pleased to offer school consultation sessions for students affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the metro area. There is currently no charge for this service, which will be available until the end of the school year. We have openings for 10 […]
Education and Support for Women Who Drank During Pregnancy
Winter/Spring 2013 – Four Minnesota Locations
Brad Wing will be hosting chats on the Virtual Family Center to share his insights on FASD and the education system. Join in to ask questions and share your own experiences, concerns and triumphs.
Our Goal Have you consumed alcohol during pregnancy? Are you on a path from addiction to recovery? You are invited to be a part of the Circle of Hope group, where women with incredible strength join together to share their stories, shed the shame and support each other through the challenges of raising children with […]
It’s tough to keep track of children’s assignment and it’s tough to know if it’s accurate when they tell you. I know my children affected by FASD get things easily jumbled up.
He is one of those kids in limbo. Not disabled enough to do supported employment (he wouldn’t do it if he was) but not academically high enough that post secondary options will be successful without supports.
A story about horse therapy and a little girl with FAS.
Published 10/18/2012 By: Nancy & Jeff Beyer About six months ago my son age 19 with ARND and I began DBT. I was looking for a way to work on communication and mood management with him. We attend a parent/teen group for 2 hours a week and a one hour individual session once a week. […]
Published 10/8/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn My children insist on a rate of speed that runs 90mph all day long, unless I need them to be fast. They rush out of bed, down the stairs, and out the door like there has been a fire alarm, at least on their days off from school. When the […]
Published 10/8/2011 By: Lisa Friesenhahn Recently we have had a LOT of family bonding time, a LOT! We were on a 3 week family vacation in Orlando, FL visiting the Disney Theme parks, all 4 of them. It was like living on the edge. Six children along, ages 4-16, 4 affected by FASD, has made […]
Published 10/2/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn It comes with parenting children, especially Special Needs children. The effort and energy required is quadrupled with my kiddos. I’m tired much of the time. When I read other websites or talk to other parents doing the same, they too are tired. When you have to help them so much […]
Michael will cover a variety of topics related to raising a child affected by FASD. Join him in the chats, ask lots of questions and soak in his wisdom! About Michael Michael is a Licensed Psychologist since 1997 and has been working with high-risk children and families since 1993. He is currently the Director of […]
This innovative 4-H Club, especially for children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) offers a unique opportunity for your child to connect with other children as part of a club experience where we work on social skills, do projects, work together as a team and build friendships. Note: There is a $25 annual fee […]
Published 9/12/2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn Vacation woes….it’s true. It’s hard to go on vacation with Special Needs children. You can plan all you want but the reality is, it’s stressful in many ways. We are at Walt Disney World with 6 children. Five of them are 11 years old or younger, but looking at their […]