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.

Brochures & Factsheets

Proof Alliance is happy to share our educational resources on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Feel free to print from the PDF files provided. If you would like multiple quantities of our materials, visit our online store to complete your order at www.proofalliance.org/store. Most items are at no cost to organizations serving clients in Minnesota. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Brown at 651-917-2370.

If you are unable to order online, here is a PDF of our order form you can use and send to sarah.brown@proofalliance.org or fax to 651-917-2405.

Proof Alliance Trademark Brochures

FASD brochure Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 

 

  • What is FASD?
  • What causes FASD?
  • How is FASD diagnosed?
  • What are some characteristics of FASD?
  • Why would someone drink during pregnancy?
Drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy brochure Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

 

  • Are you pregnant, or would you like to become pregnant in the next year?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure?
  • What if I drank before I knew I was pregnant?
  • Proof
Evaluation for FASD Evaluation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

 

  • What is FASD?
  • What are some characteristics of FASD?
  • What does the assessment process include?
  • What are benefits of an assessment?
  • Where can I get an assessment?
caregiver support services Caregiver Support Services

 

  • Online Support
  • Local Support
  • Ongoing Support
  • Who we are
  • Find support

FASD Prevention Factsheets

Developmental Skills Timeline for those with an FASD What is FASD?

 

  • Characteristics of FASD
  • How can FASD be prevented?
  • How is FASD diagnosed?
  • Did you know?
Busting the Myths about Drinking During Pregnancy Busting the Myths about Drinking During Pregnancy

 

  • Myths
  • Facts
Importance of Planned Pregnancies Importance of Planned Pregnancies

 

  • Effects of unintended pregnancy
  • Link to FASD
  • Preventing unintended pregnancy
criar ninos con trastornos del espectro alcoholico fetal FASD consejos
  • Fetal development chart
  • Prenatal alcohol exposure by trimester
Why do people drink alcohol during pregnancy Why Do People Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy? 

 

  • Drinking alcohol before a pregnancy was known
  • Unaware of the risks
  • Received inaccurate information
  • Knew someone who drank while pregnant
  • Drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable norm
  • Having an alcohol use disorder
Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Impact of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs 

 

  • Effects of different substances
  • Alcohol causes more harm than many illegal substances
  • Alcohol is a teratogen
  • A fetus can’t process alcohol
  • There is no safe amount or type of alcohol to consume during pregnancy
  • FASD impacts us all

FASD Support Fact Sheets

FASD in Minnesota FASD in Minnesota

 

  • FASD is common, costly, and preventable
  • FASD by the numbers
  • 1 in 20 children in the U.S. have an FASD
Parenting Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Parenting Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) 

 

  • On FASD
  • Remember
  • Patience
  • Routine and Structure
  • Health
  • School
  • Relationships
  • Have fun
  • Websites
FASD in Adulthood FASD in Adulthood 

 

  • About FASD
  • Getting an FASD Assessment
  • FASD Clinics
  • Services for Adults with an FASD
  • Online Help
  • Questions?
Understanding behaviors of FASD Understanding Behaviors of FASD

 

  • Won’t or can’t?
  • Domains impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure
  • Secondary characteristics
  • Adjusting expectations
  • Strategies
Differences Between FASD & Autism Differences Between FASD & Autism

 

  • FASD
  • Autism
Waiver Programs in Minnesota Waiver Programs in Minnesota

 

  • Waiver Programs in Minnesota
  • How families impacted by FASD have used waivers
  • What is parent pay?
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver
  • How to obtain a waiver
  • Waiver tips for families impacted by FASD
fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the criminal justice system FASD and the Criminal Justice System

 

  • Addressing FASD in the criminal justice system
  • Reasons individuals with an FASD may get in trouble with the law
Overlapping behavioral characteristics and related mental health diagnoses in children Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children

 

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Autism
  • Bi-Polar
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Poverty

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