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.
Equine assisted psychotherapy using an individualized approach. All of our work is done on the ground, no riding, and no horse experience necessary. Our sessions are facilitated by a team of an equine specialist and a mental health professional. When working with FASD we focus on emotional regulation and social skills, as well as executive functioning, adaptability, […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Animal Assisted Therapy, Children
No-cost adoptive parent support, support groups, online support, retreats, social events. We serve adoptive, kinship and foster families in the process of adopting, as well as adopted youth.Tags: Adoptees, Parenting support, Statewide outreach from metro area office
Provides mental health education, support, and advocacy to African American individuals and their families.Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, African American, Children
Anu, established in 1992 provides a range of services and programs to foster permanency and stable families: Programs include: Treatment foster care for children who have experienced significant trauma, abuse, neglect or medical issues. Respite foster care: short-term care provided by treatment foster families designed to provide relief care to families caring for children with […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Children, Statewide outreach from metro area office
Dr. Holtmeier is a psychiatrist who earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her general psychiatry residency and Child/Adolescent Fellowship at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. Credentialing: Board Certified in General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry since 2000. Areas of Practice: Diagnostic evaluations and medication management for […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, MA Eligible, Private Pay
Camp Character provides camp experiences for youth with special needs. The emphasis of camp is on character and social skills, improved self esteem, and developing meaningful relationships. Approximately 50% of our campers are currently in foster care or have been adopted out of foster care and a number of campers each year are learning to […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, African American, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Native American, Private Pay
From their website: Parent coaching is a customized-to-your-family opportunity to understand your intense child’s behavior and learn what to do to help it improve dramatically. You’ll learn Present Moment Parenting with the support of a coach who will not pass judgment on you, but will stand by you as you gain new skills. Our parent […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Children, Private Pay, Statewide outreach from metro area office
Provides adoption services, child and family support, and education. Offers Parent Support Services which is a free, integrated, strength based service through Family Support Services. Offers post adoption support for domestic and international adoptions. Offers summer Adoption Day Camp for one week each summer. Toll free number: (800) 952-9302Tags: Adoptees
Dakota Child and Family Clinic believes that every person has the right to high quality, patient-centered care, regardless of his/her ability to pay. Services include: Heath care: DCFC offers a full range of primary care services for children and families. DCFC is a Certified Health Care Home and a new testing site for determining Fetal […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Children, MA Eligible, Private Pay
From their website: We offer a full range of mental health services, with a special emphasis on services for children. We offer traditional therapy for children and adults. Our Family Attachment Narrative Therapy program is designed for children whose development has been compromised by early life trauma and attachment relationship difficulties. We also offer: Trauma-focused […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Animal Assisted Therapy, Children
From their website: Family Circle Counseling was formed in 2005 as an attachment-oriented psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping clients of all ages regain emotional health and practice new skills for living. Therapy can be brief, to reduce a troubling behavior or cope with a specific life change; or intensive when exploring how a family or […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, MA Eligible
Greater Minnesota Family Services is an organization that for over 20 years has been assisting individuals, children, and families who need help with emotional and social problems and other conflicts in life that make daily living difficult rather than rewarding. We are a group of over 180 people with expertise in almost all areas of […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Children, Parenting support
Hardy & Stephens Counseling Associates is a group practice with a Christian perspective. Treatment objectives are focused on empowering clients towards emotional and spiritual healing by equipping them with tools and information to integrate their physical, mental and spiritual health. Clinic offers individual, family, couples, and teen counseling. Hardy and Stephens Counseling Associates we have […]Tags: Adoptees, Adults with FASD, Faith Based, MA Eligible
Resource for parents and caregivers who need one-on-one support.Tags: Adoptees
I specialize in the treatment of children suffering from symptoms related to exposure to prenatal trauma (including FASD and related disorders), and early childhood trauma. I am a certified Adoption Competent therapist, and have great passion for helping children and their families heal from Attachment disruptions caused during the first 3 years of life.Tags: Adoptees, Children
I provide mental health therapy. My clients include those dealing with attachment, adoption issues, and trauma. I provide individual play therapy for children over age 4. I also work with families who have children of all ages. I also work with adults who have a variety of mental health and disability needs. Each individual is different […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Children, MA Eligible, Private Pay
We provide help during the transitions of life, whether it be when your child is graduating from school, or when you are seeking help with the new diagnosis of your child. Our philosophy is person centered, so we will focus on the individual needs, wants, desires, strengths, and areas of growth to develop a plan […]Tags: Adolescents, Adoptees, Adults, Adults with FASD, Children, Immigrant Friendly, Parenting support, Private Pay
The LSS Kinship Family Support Services program advocates for, supports, and provides information and resources to people raising their grandchildren or children of other kin and friends.Tags: Adoptees
MN ADOPT (Minnesota Adoption Resource Network) is dedicated to supporting and sustaining the families who are connected to adoption (both domestic and international) foster care and kinship families. They provide pre- and post-adoption training, information on parenting children with special needs, assistance with searching for biological family and a clinical warmline program called HELP. The […]Tags: Adoptees
Since 2011, HELP Program staff have provided easily accessible, reliable and knowledgeable post-adoption support and guidance to the Minnesota adoption community (regardless of the type of adoption- local or international). Through their deep understanding of adoption related considerations (i.e. behavioral challenges, parenting difficulties, therapeutic need, school challenges, attachment, trauma, identity, grief & loss…etc.), HELP Program […]Tags: Adoptees, Statewide outreach from metro area office