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.
Proof Alliance is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized training and education on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Offers On-Demand Webinars on a variety of topics, to increase knowledge and a better understanding of the impact, treatment, and prevention of FASD.
Participants will not receive Continuing Education (CE) or Certificate of Attendance credit for viewing these On-Demand Webinars. Some CE options may be available for a modest cost. For more information on possible CE credits, please contact Shauna Feine at 651-917-2370.
Creating Calm Without the Storm
Presenter: Samantha Moe, M.A., SLP, Mad2Glad
Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Behavioral Health & Recovery
Presenters: Ruthie Dallas, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Brian Zirbes, MA, LPCC, LADC, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Praise for Change: Creating One Less Meltdown
Presenter: Michael Harris, MA, LP, SEP, FASD Elephant
FASD, Early Life Trauma, and Attachment in Older Child Adoption
Presenter: Serena Patterson, PhD, Grunberg Patterson Counseling and Psychological Services
It Takes a Village: Exploring Relationships in Families of Children with an FASD
Presenters: Kelly Coons, Laurentian University; Tara Hughes, student at Laurentian University; Shelley Watson, PhD, Laurentian University
Waves of Grief: The Elephant in the Room
Presenter: Kathy Hotelling, PhD, Navigating Life with an FASD
Biopsychosocial Assessment for Challenging Sexual Behavior
Presenter: Shelley Watson, PhD, Laurentian University
One Key Question for Every Woman: Better Integration of Preventive Reproductive Health into Primary Care
Presenter: Sharon Meiran, MD, JD, Oregon Foundation on Reproductive Health
Presenter: Lisabeth Mackall, M.S.CCC-SLP, Public Speaker
MOFAS live! – FASD and Victimization
Presenters: Ruth Richardson, MOFAS Director of Programs; Anita Garvey, mother; Melissa Fredin, mother and MOFAS Family Engagement Coordinator (FEC).
MOFAS live! – FASD Prevention Begins Before Pregnancy
Presenters: Ruth Richardson, MOFAS Director of Programs; Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak, University of Minnesota; Denise Silvers; Brian Zirbes, LPCC, LADC, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Tiffany Morgan
MOFAS live! – Advancing Justice and Equity
Presenters: Ruth Richardson, MOFAS Director of Programs; Madison; Marc Laurie, law enforcement officer; Andrea Jepsen, esq., School Law Center; Sara Messelt, MOFAS Executive Director
MOFAS live! – FASD and Human Rights
Presenters: Ruth Richardson MOFAS Director of Programs; Judith Eckerle, MD, University of Minnesota; Laura Bloch, MOFAS Board of Directors; Alex Miller, MOFAS YouthACT Thundercat; and Alexei Dickinson, MOFAS YouthACT Thundercat
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Wozniak of the University of Minnesota
Introduction to FASD and Human Rights
Presenter: Ruth Richardson, Director of Programs, MOFAS
Barriers to Justice: From False Confessions to Mental Health and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Presenter: Steven Kaplan, Esq., Fredrikson & Byron, PA
It’s a Matter of Justice: Modifications for Disability in the Court Room
Presenters: Honorable Bruce Peterson, Hennepin County; Honorable Michael Jeffrey, Barrow Alaska; Amy Dawson, Esq., Autism Advocacy and Law Center
Neurodiversity as the Next Civil Rights Movement
Presenter: Jonathan Mooney
Protecting the Smallest Voice of All: The Role of Child Welfare Social Work
Presenter: Liam Curran, MSc, Independent FASD Educator
From Deinstitutionalization to Mass Incarceration: The Human Rights Tragedy of FASD
Presenter: Susan Rich, MD, MPH, 7th Generation Foundation, Inc.
Making Employment Work for You
Presenter: Dan Stewart, Ph.D.,MA, JD, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Criminalization of Mothers Struggling with Addiction
Presenter: Tom Castelli, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Research Update
Presenter: Jeffrey R. Wozniak, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Navigating Life with an FASD: The Right to a Good Life
Presenter: Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D., ABPP, Navigating Life with an FASD
Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota: The Research, the Data, and the Minnesota Response
Presenters: Autumn Baum, JD, Minnesota Department of Health; Anna Lynn, MPP, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Thank you for the FASD and Human Rights Webinar. What an ambitious project and what a better world it will be when you accomplish it.