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

MOFAS and Human Rights

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) recommends a human rights-based response serve as the foundation to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to promote and protect the rights of individuals with an FASD. This position statement on human rights reflects the principles under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations […]

11 Outdoor Activities for Your Child with an FASD

Now that the weather is finally warming up, people are flocking outside to enjoy some outdoor activities. We’ve put together a list of low-cost outdoor activities for you and your family!

Family Engagement Coordinator – Temp Position

The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) seeks a temporary Family Engagement Coordinator in St Paul.

Exhibitor Terms and Conditions

Exhibitor Terms and Conditions for the 6th Annual FASD Matters Conference: Bridging the Gap From Research to Practice

FASD Day at the Capitol Factsheets

Brain Injury Definition Expansion The Reality Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a medical condition that encompasses a range of conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. It is a lifelong condition and there is currently no cure for the condition. The most adverse outcome of prenatal alcohol exposure is the impact on the developing brain […]

Action Alert: Contact Your U.S. House Member to Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid

Contact your U.S. House member this week between Feb. 20-26, 2017: Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid that will be devastating for Minnesotans. Why is this so urgent now? It is anticipated that the week of February 27th, the United States House of Representatives will introduce a plan to drastically reduce Medicaid funding to states as part […]

Young Adult Leaders Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Fellowship

MOFAS invites young adults 18 – 35 with a known or suspected FASD to apply for our Young Adult Leaders FASD Fellowship.

Self-Care Tip Series

In honor of National Caregiver’s Day, we’re spotlighting caregivers this week! Learn all about our self-care tips for your caregiver needs.

Action Alert 2/15/17

We need your help today to protect Minnesota’s special education law by calling your Representatives to oppose HF 998.

Self-care Tip: Watch for Symptoms of Stress

Signs of caregiver stress include: feeling overwhelmed, or constantly worried, feeling tired most of the time, becoming easily irritated or angry, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, and having frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problems. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

Self-care Tip: Don’t Try to be Perfect

Understand that no one is a “perfect” caregiver. Believe that you are doing the best you can and making the best decisions you can at any given time. Try to focus on what you can do, rather than what you cannot.

Self-care Tip: Accept Help from Others

Accepting help can prevent and reduce caregiver stress. Delegate tasks to others whenever possible. Remember that it’s important to take care of yourself and not to try to accomplish everything on your own.

Self-care Tip: Set Personal Health Goals

Being a caregiver can take a toll on your personal health. Try to eat balanced meals, establish a sleep routine, and be physically active most days of the week. See your doctor when you have symptoms or concerns.

Self-care Tip: Join a Support Group

A support group can give you the opportunity to share information and connect with people who are going through similar experiences.

Minnesota Disability Law Center Webinars and Legal Services

The webinars and free legal services to young adults and children with FASD are made possible by a grant from MOFAS.

Become a MOFAS Teen & Young Adult Leader!

Become an important part of MOFAS teen and young adult leadership group, YouthACT Thundercats! This group is for young people age 15+ who want to develop leadership skills and become part of a youth-led FASD movement.

One Word

One of the top legislative priorities for MOFAS this year is to change just one word.

MOFAS Response to Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel’s Jan. 6 TED talk

MOFAS wants to set the record straight regarding statements made by Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessell in her recent TED talk, The Lies We Tell Pregnant Women.

Why Lower TEFRA Parental Fees? A Caregiver Story

Kelly supports lower TEFRA parental fees. Kelly’s teenage daughter lives with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Protected: 6th Annual FASD Matters Conference Handouts

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