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.

Education Advocacy Tools

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  1. Areas of the Brain Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

    Frontal Lobes: This area is responsible for emotional regulation, impulse control, judgment, understanding social cues, generalizing learning, and understanding the connection between actions and consequences. For example, someone with frontal lobe damage would be able to learn to safely cross the street in front of their house, but may be unable to apply the   same safe crossing […]

  2. Secondary Characteristics of FASD

    “The most outstanding characteristics of FASD are bad judgment and the inability to make the connection between an act and its consequences” (Dr. Ann Streissguth, retired, University of Washington). Prenatal alcohol exposure results in brain and central nervous system damage that is considered a primary disability that a person is born with. Secondary characteristics often […]

  3. Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports

    What? Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports is an evidence based approach to working with students that provides teachers and staff the tools they need to address challenging behaviors that interfere with learning and lead to an unsafe school environment. In 2005, the MN Department of Education implemented a state wide initiative for a school wide […]

  4. Resources to Share with School Staff

    Print these resources for your child’s teachers. Encourage them to visit these websites for information to help them better understand your child’s needs and teaching strategies that work for children with an FASD. Reach to Teach instructs teachers on educating grade school and middle school age children with an FASD. Alberta, Canada’s government website has […]

  5. Books and Videos

    The books listed below are available at AmazonSmile. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Learn more about AmazonSmile. FASD Books […]

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