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.
CNN, Time, and The New York Times covered a new JAMA study finding that one in 20 first graders—or possibly even more are suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). More media outlets will likely continue to publish stories on this important new study. “This study reinforces that prenatal alcohol exposure is a […]
An organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts, coordinated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has proposed new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD.
The University of Minnesota is currently conducting two research studies on prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and needs families to participate. There are two studies: A study taking place in conjunction with 4 sites around the country that is looking at brain and cognitive development in children with FASD. This […]
Due to the continuum of impairments, interagency collaboration was developed to address the special educational needs of the children.
Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.
This ground breaking research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak with the University of Minnesota, and included participation from several families connected to MOFAS.
1 in 10 pregnant women report drinking alcohol; 1 in 33 binge drink. A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol. This is an update to the 2006-2010 BRFSS Report that reported 1 in 13 pregnant women drink. While […]
This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.
Originally published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health PDF Version Being able to provide pregnant women prenatal care is essential to healthy pregnancies. There have been some instances where women who are low-income and ethnic minority populations may have barriers to get the prenatal care they need and not have […]
New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.
A recent study came out highlighting the birth outcomes and long term effects by comparing many different substances.
A newly published study finds that rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) among children may be significantly higher than previous estimates.