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.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a community health program located throughout the U.S. and the world that helps first time parents succeed in raising strong, healthy families. There have been many studies conducted that show NFP is very effective in helping families gain confidence and reach their family goals.
NFP is free and voluntary. To be eligible for the program, you need to be pregnant with your first child, meet certain income requirements, and live in an area where NFP is provided. Fathers are also encouraged to participate in the home visits.
NFP pairs a registered nurse with a woman early in her pregnancy. A woman can request NFP or it can be recommended by a doctor. The nurse visits the mother in the mother’s home until the child turns two.
• helps ensure that the mother has a healthy, substance free pregnancy with proper prenatal care
• helps parents provide care for the child once he or she is born
• helps the parents find work and pursue education to become economically stable
• helps with planning future pregnancies and family goals
“When my 20 year old daughter with ARND found out she was pregnant, I talked with her about having nurse visits during her pregnancy and told her they would give her advice about how to take care of the baby after he was born. At first she was resistant, but I was able to bribe her to have these visits in exchange for a crib. She developed a good connection with the nurse, and my grandson just turned one. A win- win all around!” -Coleen, parent
“I look forward to Thursdays when the family nurse comes for a visit. It’s so nice to have someone to share my concerns with about my child and ask questions about feeding, sleeping and developmental milestones my child should be meeting.” -Rachel, parent