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 and the Impact on Law and Policing- Webinar

Webinar: December 10, 2013. David Boulding is a practicing attorney and has written extensively about Fetal Alcohol and the Law, and spoken to police forces and other audiences in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Philippines.

MOFAS Webinar: FASD Basics

Thursday, November 7, 2013–This is a basic (101) training geared toward a variety of audiences including professionals, parents, students, educators, etc.

Strategies for Working with Young Adults with an FASD- St. Paul

Tuesday, November 26, 2013– Strategies for working with young adult students with an FASD. Barb Clark will present FASD information to educators at the Next Step Transition Program.

NAMI State Conference- St. Paul

Saturday, November 16, 2013– MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 NAMI State Conference.

FASD Training for Medical Providers Ft. Dr. Caros- Hutchinson

Wednesday, November 20, 2013–FASD training for medical providers featuring Dr. Caros. This is a closed presentation.

Breaking Barriers Symposium 2013- St. Louis Park

Saturday, November 9, 2013– Julia Conkel-Ziebell will present, “Change the Environment Not the Child: FASD & Interventions for School Success” at the LDA Symposium.

Students: You Can Prevent FASD!- Cottage Grove

Tuesday, November 12, 2013–Students will learn about the basics of FASD and how to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure-This is a closed presentation.

FASD From a Parents Perspective- Minneapolis

Wednesday, October 23, 2013– Speakers Bureau member, Doug Hadden will present information on FASD and his personal story to the Minneapolis Business Forum.

Students: You Can Prevent FASD!- Sauk Rapids

Wednesday, October 16, 2013–Volunteer Speakers Bureau member, Jay Orth, will present to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Health Careers HS class. This is a closed presentation.

MN Program Sharing Conference- St. Cloud

Thursday-Friday, October 24-25, 2013–MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 Program Sharing conference in St. Cloud, MN. Pam Chmielewski, Central Area Family Resource Coordinator, will present, “FASD: The Real Deal, Imitators and What Lies Ahead”

FASD Basics for High School Students- Woodbury

Monday, November 4, 2013–Student presentation for East Ridge High School. This is a closed presentation.

Student Presentation- Chaska

Friday, November 1, 2013– Student presentation at New Beginnings, District 930. This is a closed presentation.

Student Presentation Teen Pregnancy Program- Anoka

Wednesday, October 30, 2013– Student Presentation at Anoka/Hennepin School District Teen Pregnancy Program. This is a closed presentation.

FASD Information for Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures- Nett Lake

Tuesday, October 22, 2013.– This presentation is organized by Bois Forte Human Services and will be a closed presentation.


MOFAS is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized FASD trainings for professionals. View our webinars or request a training in your area.

Blending FASD Information and Native American Culture

MOFAS wants to help blend information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Some of the signs of FASD are shown through an info graphic using the Native American Medicine Wheel.

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.

breakout sessions

2013 FASD matters conference: exploring the spectrum breakout sessions, open to anyone interested in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Webinar: Interventions for Educators Working with High School Students with an FASD

Dr. Julia Conkel Ziebell, Ph.D, LP, will present emerging evidence based interventions to support high school students with an FASD.

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