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.
Do you know what FASD is? Can you describe one symptom of someone with an FASD? Did you know that there are myths and facts surrounding FASD? This training will help to answer those questions and will provide strategies and resource information for you or someone that you know. FASD is preventable. You can help!
Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) is a recipient of an 18 month Community Grant provided by MOFAS. This will provide extended support for families and individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
SAMHSA Fact Sheet for Administrators and Providers
March 19, 2013- Plan to join us at the 2013 FASD Day at the Capitol on March 19th.
FASD Basics. This is a closed presentation.
This presentation will allow participants to define FASD, learn how prenatal exposure to alcohol may affect individuals and how you can help.
The Academy (American Academy of Pediatrics) has endorsed a statement that recommends primary health care clinicians screen for alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is one of the leading preventable causes of birth defects, mental retardation and neurodevelopmental disorders. An estimated 0.2 to 1.5 cases of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) occur in every 1,000 live births […]
The Families Moving Forward Program is a tailored intervention that pairs a family with a Families Moving Forward Specialist, who works one-on-one with the family over the course of 7 to 11 months. Together, they address concerning behavior issues and other challenges that come with raising a child affected by an FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure. […]
Star Tribune – Local
July 4, 2012
MOFAS is excited to announce our application to participate in the 2012 Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been approved. CFC is the single workplace giving campaign for the federal government in which federal employees have the opportunity to donate to charities of their choice through payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card. This is our […]
Featuring: Sue Terwey (MOFAS) Ruthie Dallas (DHS) Dan Dubovsky (FASD Center for Excellence) The Building FASD State Systems Conference is being held May 1-3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Arlington, VA. This is a national conference that showcases programming from a variety of states and focuses on being able to replicate programming in […]
Valid for credit through October 31, 2013 – Online through UMN (Free CMEs)
Jeff has made it a priority to reach out and build relationships with caregivers, consumers, teachers and experts alike to teach them how to apply real life strategies and techniques to obtain results. Come soak up his incredible energy and vast knowledge about FASD! About Jeff Once Jeff became a foster parent of a young […]
Last month, we wrapped up our first Seminar Series on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives and Essentials. This series was offered in four locations across MN this fall to help professionals and families come together to understand each other’s role in supporting those in our lives affected by FASD. Session 3 of the series featured […]
University of Minnesota pediatric neuropsychologist Jeff Wozniak and neonatologist Michael Georgieff have earned a three-year $675,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. The latest NIH grant will allow Wozniak, Georgieff and colleagues to continue their study of a novel treatment for brain development in two to […]
The Idea – A Social Experiment We wanted to do something different for FASD Awareness Month this year. The idea was simple – have a visibly pregnant woman drinking beer at the MN State Fair and capture people’s reactions. Would they say something? Well…..yes and no. “We got a lot of comments under people’s breath,” Claire, […]
This grant opportunity from MOFAS will provide funding to the following organizations to expand on their current work, providing innovative support for families and individuals with FASD. Intermediate District 287 Intermediate District 287 will use this grant to pilot online learning tools for students with an FASD who participate in its SAFE (Students Addressing Fetal […]
We’re happy to congratulate our primary care grant recipients! These grants will help the clinics screen their pediatric patients for FASD, make referrals to FASD diagnostic clinics and other services as appropriate and create a community-wide system of comprehensive care for these children.
Thanks to a new partnership with Life Media Inc., MOFAS now has its public awareness campaign running on digital boom boards or TVs in 25 metro area liquor stores…