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

FASD Priorities: Support

MOFAS offers FASD support for parents & caregivers. Raising children with special needs is often emotionally and financially stressful on a family.

FASD Priorities: Training

MOFAS offers information & professional training resources to help professionals, providers and caregivers who work with children and adults with an FASD.

FASD Priorities: Diagnosis

Ensure that FASD identification and diagnostic services are accessible to all MN families.

Resources for children with fetal alcohol syndrome slim in out-state MN

Her adopted daughter Anna, one of more than 50,000 Minnesotans struggling with fetal alcohol syndrome and the spectrum of disorders that accompany it, was in crisis.

“Everything in moderation” does not apply to drinking alcohol while pregnant.

Submitted by Jeffrey R. Wozniak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, FASD Research Program, University of Minnesota on behalf of the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) Despite 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks of drinking during pregnancy, many women and their doctors are still are not convinced that there is no safe level […]

Appropriate Alcohol Usage

Appropriate Alcohol Usage- Getting comfortable with conversations revolving around moderation and refrainment during pregnancy By: Ambrosia Smith American culture glorifies the extremes. We’re socialized to connect ideas of success with being the richest, the smartest, the most powerful, the most loved, etc. In doing so, in this race to dodge perceived mediocrity and complacency, we neglect conversations and acceptance […]

Parents make it happen.

Most of them will quickly tell you they aren’t angels who got a special set of wings. But the whole lot of them—birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers—are a pretty incredible crew.

FASD and Seizure Disorders: A Basic Review

Individuals with an FASD experience seizure disorders at rates significantly above those without an FASD, additional attention may be warranted.

I Am Why…

We can make a difference and stand up for those with an FASD and help prevent these disorders. Join us at the Capitol and share why FASD matters to you.

Press Release – Love Hope Joy Ad Campaign Aims to Educate and Prevent Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in Minnesota

MOFAS is spreading love, hope and joy to moms everywhere in Minnesota by using these three positive, uplifting and empowering words in a new advertising campaign to talk about the serious issue of FASD.

Love. Hope. Joy. – 2014 Public Awareness Campaign

About: Love. Hope. Joy. Three words that are inspiring, uplifting and empowering. And often times, describes a mom-to-be’s emotions about her pregnancy and dreams for her child. In a new public awareness campaign from the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, these three words are used as a reminder to young women, who are pregnant […]

FASD Matters – Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Prevention and Awareness

Last week we learned that there have been some dramatic budget cuts recommended for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.

FASD Community ACTION ALERT

We recently learned that the SAMHSA 2014 budget that supports the FASD Center for Excellence has been dramatically slashed from $8.8 million to $1 million.

Certificate of Attendance

The following includes information to obtain your certificate of attendance for those who are not addictions professionals, social workers, psychologists, and/or educators.

Grant Money to Help People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

February 7, 2014- Two Duluth organizations are among seven statewide receiving thousands of dollars in grants to help people born with fetal alcohol syndrome find jobs.

CEUs for Addictions Professionals

The following includes information to obtain your Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for addictions professionals per each of the three webinars.

CEUs for Social Workers

The following includes information to obtain your Continuing Education Units for social workers per each of the three webinars.

CEUs for Psychologists

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) for CEUs.

CEUs for Educators

This course is co-sponsored by Professional Education Pal, LLC and MOFAS. Professional Education Pal, LLC is approved to sponsor CEUs for educators.

Socialization Without Alcohol – Thoughts From an (Almost) 21-Year-Old

That’s where the problem lies with much of my generation: when people get together for the sake of drinking, not for the company. It seems that alcohol is the activity, socialization is the byproduct.

Support &
Resources

Women &
Pregnancy

Training &
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