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.
“Loving them is easy; parenting them can be harder.” No words are truer coming from a mom of a child with an FASD. Laurie Jarvis shares her experience as a mom of three boys, two of whom are adopted and have an FASD, and how she struggles to redefine success for her family.
Have you met Hunter Sargent yet? Read about his inspiring story of living with the daily challenges of FASD. MOFAS is so proud of Hunter and the many other young adults and families who continue to be unstoppable.
Here is a link to an article from the Program Director for the Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Free Pregnancies (CADF). It says many of the same things that MOFAS talks about, but always good to hear it from other credible sources too. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pattiann-bossert-lcsw/alcohol-during-pregnancy-_b_861218.html
Published 3/15/2011 By: Angie Dyer Another big thank you to all of the professionals statewide that took the time to complete our online survey! We received some outstanding feedback from a wide variety of professionals and we can’t wait to unveil the results of that survey and ultimately the 2011-2012 MOFAS Statewide Professional Training Plan! […]
So why would it be OK to give it to your unborn child? This is the message of the new public awareness campaign by the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) to promote 049 – Zero Alcohol for Nine Months. MOFAS wants all women to know there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy. […]
The Journal of Family Practice, June – 2010 issue discusses strategies that can help you, as a health care provider, recognize an infant impaired with FAS and talks about screening tools like TWEAK, which can help you spot mothers at risk. To read the full article click here.
3 FASD focused organizations. 5 days. 11 Speakers. 14 committed providers. All adds up to one incredible collaboration between MOFAS, the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center (GLFRTC) and the University of Minnesota, Center for Neurobehavioral Development (CNBD). For five days in early December, 14 pediatricians, RNs, pyschologists and mental health professionals put aside their busy clinical schedules, holiday shopping […]