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.
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.
Thursday, November 7, 2013–This is a basic (101) training geared toward a variety of audiences including professionals, parents, students, educators, etc.
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.
Saturday, November 16, 2013– MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 NAMI State Conference.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013–FASD training for medical providers featuring Dr. Caros. This is a closed presentation.
Saturday, November 9, 2013– Julia Conkel-Ziebell will present, “Change the Environment Not the Child: FASD & Interventions for School Success” at the LDA Symposium.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013–Students will learn about the basics of FASD and how to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure-This is a closed presentation.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013– Speakers Bureau member, Doug Hadden will present information on FASD and his personal story to the Minneapolis Business Forum.
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.
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”
Monday, November 4, 2013–Student presentation for East Ridge High School. This is a closed presentation.
Friday, November 1, 2013– Student presentation at New Beginnings, District 930. This is a closed presentation.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013– Student Presentation at Anoka/Hennepin School District Teen Pregnancy Program. This is a closed presentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 FASD matters conference: exploring the spectrum breakout sessions, open to anyone interested in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Julia Conkel Ziebell, Ph.D, LP, will present emerging evidence based interventions to support high school students with an FASD.