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

I Am No Longer Alone- Dealing with Addiction Support Group

None of my friends walk in my shoes. Nobody really understands what I go through. I often feel this way because I live with a young adult son who has FASD and chemical dependency issues.

Central MN YAAC

For high-functioning young adults ages 14-24 who are living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders* throughout MN.

The Arc Midstate Freaky 5K- St. Cloud

A Halloween themed family friendly 5K for all ages and abilities. Raise funds to continue services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

After the Diagnosis- Minneapolis

A panel of young adults living with FASD will share their personal experiences to describe their personal struggles and journey of acceptance.

The Short Bus Kids

Originally published October 4, 2012 By: Lisa Friesenhahn My 11 yr old is experiencing his first few weeks of Middle School…..it’s been interesting. He seems to love it. Apparently is happy while there and eager to learn. He has had a few trials though. Read on to find out. Not advocating for self: First problem he […]

YAAC Adventure and Support Series- Metro

Michael Harris and Marissa Lang (MOFAS Staff) will co-facilitate a series of 5, fun activities in a safe therapeutic environment for those ages 16-21.

FASD Basics and Interventions From a Parent Perspective- St. Paul

Saturday, October 12, 2013– MOFAS Speakers Bureau member, Maria Tripeny, will provide FASD basics to a parent group at Children’s Home Society from 10am-12pm.

MACMHP, Inc. Conference- Duluth

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, (MACMHP) Inc. Conference on Wednesday, September 25, 3013 -Thursday, September, 26, 2013.

Fall Family Retreat- Brainerd

This camp weekend is open to families living with an FASD. All activities and experiences are planned with the needs of individuals with an FASD in mind.

MOFAS Parent Support Group- Elk River

New to the Elk River Area! Are you caring for a child with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Parents and Caregivers join us as we explore strategies and offer support for daily living.

State Fair- St. Paul

Come visit MOFAS during the State Fair. We want to educate those about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure; a great kick start for FASD Awareness Month.

H.O.R.S.E.: Child/Parent Skills Sessions for FASD- Blaine

4Keeps kicked off this equine assisted therapy program with Acres for Life in conjunction with a grant from MOFAS in 2011. The program has been so successful that it is being continued at Acres for Life. A new session is starting September 2013.

MOFAS Speakers Bureau Orientation Training- Brainerd

This free training and seminar is an opportunity to get resources, tools, share in the community and build relationships to raise awareness on FASD.

MOFAS Speaker Bureau Orientation- Metro

The Speakers Bureau invites you to a free training and seminar of resources and tools to share and build relationships to raise awareness about FASD.

Interventions for Educators Working with Elementary School Students with an FASD

The webinar will also provide practical tips and interventions for the elementary school setting and feature testimonials from parents and educators.

Family Retreat–What an Experience!

Camp is only a few short hours out of our lifetime, but has the ability to make a positive, ever last lasting impression on both children and parents.

What is the Olmstead Plan and Why Should I Care?

Minnesota is in the process of drafting an Olmstead Plan. An Olmstead Plan is the way for states to document its plan to provide services to individuals with disabilities in the most inclusive, integrated setting appropriate for the individual.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Confabulation: A Basic Understanding

The differentiation between confabulation and lying is crucially important since confabulation
can lead individuals to confess to crimes they did not commit, therefore, creating a profound
disadvantage for those suffering from FASD.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services- Brookston

Residential Services, Inc (RSI) is pleased to announce they are expanding services to the FASD and Mental Health Community which will now include Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.

St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference 2013- Duluth

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference 2013 in Duluth, Minnesota.

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