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.
MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 Minnesota Perinatal Conference in Breezy Point September 19, 2013 8:30AM – 5:00PM Breezy Point Conference Center 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point, MN 56472 For questions contact Stephanie Kolari, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-917-2370
This two hour session will be held on August 15, 2013 from 5-7PM at Fond du Lac Foster Care Licensing
We are developing “classes” to support boys and girls, along with their caregivers, as they go through stages of puberty. The “class” will open up discussion content for caregivers to further address the topic of sexuality with their older children and teens living with an FASD.
This September, to celebrate FASD awareness month, join the MOFAS Book Club and hundreds of people around MN to read When Rain Hurts. The first 100 people who sign up will receive a FREE copy of the book.
Bring your loved ones to the park for FREE ice cream and enjoy this fun park with other families living in the FASD lane!
November 14-15, 2013– FASD matters conference: exploring the spectrum. Come immerse yourself in learning, problem solving, and discussing the latest information and useful tools in the field of FASD.
The Division of Indian Work’s (DIW) Women of Traditional Birthing Program recently produced a documentary entitled Healthy Babies Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure. This documentary sheds light on the effects of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Twin Cities’ Native community.
Every year, 8,500 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. Learn about just how much FASD affects our youth in this infographic.
A Family Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Educational Video.
It’s so interesting to hear parents with ‘typical’ kids talk about their struggles with their children, I just can’t relate half the time, UNLESS I am talking to parents who have children with special needs.
And so it goes, the challenges of parents who are raising children affected by an FASD. It’s a delicate balance of education, frustration, insanity, and humor. It is a one-day-at-a-time full time career and this one will go down in the history books as a moment of our family life that is a hilarious one.
My amazing PCA who has been with us, let me rephrase this…survived our family life, for the past 5 years is leaving the State to further her degree. I’m so happy for her. She is amazing and deserves nothing but the best in her future endeavors. It is for my family and myself that I grieve over the loss.
Published 7/8/2013 By: Lisa Friesenhahn My family just returned from a trip to Disney World. We had a great time although I do need a vacation from my vacation. We wore matching shirts the entire time, both for solidarity and to keep track of those who strayed from the flock i.e. we have those who […]
I think all of us who have someone in our family affected by FASD can share and educate in many different settings formal or informal.
Northwestern Medicine® study found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during brain development in utero.
The difference between my “typical” adult children and my children with an FASD is the decision making.
We are offering a “class” to support boys and their caregivers as they go through early stages of puberty.
Saturday, July 20– Join our resident mixologists for an afternoon of mocktail creations!
August 30-September 1, 2013- MOFAS Family Retreat will take place at Ironwood Springs in Stewartville, MN.
MOFAS Summer Family Retreat 2013 will happen twice this year in Brainerd, just 150 miles northwest of the Twin Cities choose June 28-July 1 or July 26-29.