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

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

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

MOFAS Speakers Bureau Orientation Training- Brainerd

This free training and seminar is an opportunity to get resources, tools, share in the community and build relationships to raise awareness on FASD.

MOFAS Speaker Bureau Orientation- Metro

The Speakers Bureau invites you to a free training and seminar of resources and tools to share and build relationships to raise awareness about FASD.

Interventions for Educators Working with Elementary School Students with an FASD

The webinar will also provide practical tips and interventions for the elementary school setting and feature testimonials from parents and educators.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Confabulation: A Basic Understanding

The differentiation between confabulation and lying is crucially important since confabulation
can lead individuals to confess to crimes they did not commit, therefore, creating a profound
disadvantage for those suffering from FASD.

MARRCH 44th Annual Chemical Health Conference- Duluth

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 MARRCH Chemical Health Conference in St. Paul, MN October 29-31, 2013 8:30AM-5:00PM St. Paul River Center 175 Kellogg Blvd W #501 St. Paul, MN 55102 For questions please contact Michele Fournier, michele@mofas.org or 651-917-2370

St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference 2013- Duluth

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference 2013 in Duluth, Minnesota.

Minnesota Perinatal Conference- Breezy Point

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 Minnesota Perinatal Conference in Breezy Point September 19, 2013 8:30AM – 5:00PM Breezy Point Conference Center 9252 Breezy Point Drive Breezy Point, MN 56472 For questions contact Stephanie Kolari, stephanie@mofas.org or 651-917-2370

Effective Interventions Working with Patients with an FASD

This two hour session will be held:

September 17, 2013
9-11AM
Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, MN

Criminal Justice Institute Conference- St. Paul

MOFAS will be exhibiting at the 2013 Criminal Justice Institute Conference at the St. Paul River Centre on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM- 4:45 PM.

MOFAS Book Club: When Rain Hurts

This September, to celebrate FASD awareness month, join the MOFAS Book Club and hundreds of people around MN to read When Rain Hurts. The first 100 people who sign up will receive a FREE copy of the book.

2013 FASD matters conference: exploring the spectrum

November 14-15, 2013– FASD matters conference: exploring the spectrum. Come immerse yourself in learning, problem solving, and discussing the latest information and useful tools in the field of FASD.

Division of Indian Work’s New Documentary on Addiction/Pregnancy

The Division of Indian Work’s (DIW) Women of Traditional Birthing Program recently produced a documentary entitled Healthy Babies Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure. This documentary sheds light on the effects of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Twin Cities’ Native community.

How does FASD impact youth? – An Infographic

Every year, 8,500 babies are born in Minnesota with prenatal alcohol exposure. Learn about just how much FASD affects our youth in this infographic.

The Story of Iyal

A Family Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Educational Video.

Could a Novel Drug Treat Autism and Fetal Alcohol Disorder?

Northwestern Medicine® study found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder during brain development in utero.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures: Ending the Cycle of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure was made possible through MOFAS.

FASD in the Classroom

Hear from young individuals with an FASD and their experiences in school.

Are individuals with an FASD falling through the cracks? Lets prove it.

Ongoing May 2013– The following survey is designed to take a snapshot of what’s working and lacking in Minnesota for individuals with an FASD.

Save the Date- 6th Annual MOFAS Golf Classic

September 13, 2013– The 6th Annual MOFAS golf classic

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