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.
This event is sponsored by a 2015 MOFAS Community Grant.
For 9 to 12 Year Olds
Many children and adolescents who had prenatal alcohol exposure have difficulty with friendship and social skills. Many do not know how to pick friends or find acceptance among their peers. Many are unsure how to initiate and carry on conversations with people they like. Some get frustrated and give up on friendship. Some allow themselves to be used.
Research has shown that social skills can be successfully taught to adolescents, including those with an FASD (Langston, E., Child and Family Behavior Therapy, v29, n3, p57, Jul 2007)
Using effective social skills programs including the Children’s Friendship Training and the Alert Program for Self-regulation, we offer a 12 week occupational therapy clinic for children on (or suspected to be on) the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum who need help with social and self-regulation skills. Areas of focus will be impulse control, self-regulation, executive functioning skills, and specific social skills recommended by the Children’s Friendship Training Program including:
Other topics include:
When: Thursdays, February 26, 2015-May 21, 2015 for ages 9-12
Intake evaluations mid-February
709 University Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104