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

Navigating the Transition to Adulthood for Teens

The group for teens will be open ended and will offer therapy and support around issues such as healthy sexuality, boundaries, peer relationships and more.

2014 Fatherhood Summit- Saint Cloud

Celebrating Minnesota Fathers — Recognizing the Awesome Work in our State. FRC, Jeff Beyer will present, “Raising Children with FASD-Getting Dads Involved”

YAAC Holiday Party- Waite Park

Young Adult Activity Club Holiday Party. Come enjoy an evening of fun, food and holiday activities!

Raising a Child with an FASD – Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of FASD and will explore what it is like to raise a child with an FASD including the struggles, rewards, and interventions.

Let’s Connect- Alexandria

Join with other parents and caregivers raising children prenatally exposed to alcohol for an evening of support and networking.

YAAC: All Day Event- Brainerd

Young Adult Activity Club (YAAC) All Day Event. At Confidence Learning Center near Brainerd for a day of indoor/outdoor activities Sat. Feb. 15, 2014.

Donate to MOFAS Through Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Minnesota Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Virtual Community Meeting- Webinar

Are you interested in learning about the recent statewide study on women’s beliefs and behaviors regarding alcohol use and pregnancy?

11th Annual MOFAS Benefit

Join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. for a wonderful reception at Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis. After the reception, we will all head over to the Orpheum Theater for the 6:30 show to see the Tony-Award winning play Once.

Social Media and the Caregiver Connection

From Jeff Noble and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Forever.

My Own Stigma About FASD

By: Robert Reedy First I want to say thank you to the staff at MOFAS, the excellent presenters, the engaged professionals, and the wonderful families that helped make this year’s conference such a great experience. I learned so much and met so many great people and during the conference I think I discovered some of […]

Staying Healthy

By: Lisa Friesenhahn Originally published November 29, 2011 ‘Tis the season for flu, cold, strep throat, etc. Not trying to bring bad news, it just is what it is. We are inside more, sharing our gifts, love, and of course germs! I wish I had a fool proof way of staying healthy this year. As […]

The 4 Pillars of FASD Success- St. Paul

Join Jeff and other caregivers for a relaxing evening, before the 2013 FASD matters conference, to connect and learn how to be a more successful caregiver.

Trauma and the Developing Brain- Webinar

Webinar: December 12, 2013. This session addresses how the brain is intended to develop, the impact of toxic stress on the brain, the impact on behavior, protective factors that help prevent child maltreatment, why prevention is the most caring strategy for our society, what we can do collectively and individually, and where to find resources.

FASD and the Impact on Law and Policing- Webinar

Webinar: December 10, 2013. David Boulding is a practicing attorney and has written extensively about Fetal Alcohol and the Law, and spoken to police forces and other audiences in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Philippines.

Growing Up Class- An Expansion in Anoka

The Village Ranch Child and Family Services is pleased to announce that they will be offering therapy and support groups for both male and female teens with an FASD.

Live Chat with “When Rain Hurts” author Mary Greene

To celebrate FASD Awareness Month, during the month of September 2013, MOFAS invited people from all around Minnesota to join the MOFAS Book Club and read “When Rain Hurts” by Mary Greene.

Adult Support Group- St. Paul

Through a variety of weekly topics, we will talk about the everyday challenges of living with FASD in this adult support group.

MN Program Sharing Conference- St. Cloud

Thursday-Friday, October 24-25, 2013–MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 Program Sharing conference in St. Cloud, MN. Pam Chmielewski, Central Area Family Resource Coordinator, will present, “FASD: The Real Deal, Imitators and What Lies Ahead”

Preschool Field Trip Heart Stopper

So my sweet 4 yr old went on his first field trip with his Preschool class. It was, shall I say, challenging for those who went with him.

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