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FASD Day at the Capitol Factsheets

(PDF) Brain Injury Definition Expansion HF1383/SF1032 The Reality Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a medical condition that encompasses a range of conditions caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. It is a lifelong condition and there is currently no cure for the condition. The most adverse outcome of prenatal alcohol exposure is the impact on the […]

Action Alert: Contact Your U.S. House Member to Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid

Contact your U.S. House member this week between Feb. 20-26, 2017: Oppose Drastic Cuts to Medicaid that will be devastating for Minnesotans. Why is this so urgent now? It is anticipated that the week of February 27th, the United States House of Representatives will introduce a plan to drastically reduce Medicaid funding to states as part […]

Self-Care Tip Series

In honor of National Caregiver’s Day, we’re spotlighting caregivers this week! Learn all about our self-care tips for your caregiver needs.

Action Alert 2/15/17

We need your help today to protect Minnesota’s special education law by calling your Representatives to oppose HF 998.

Self-care Tip: Watch for Symptoms of Stress

Signs of caregiver stress include: feeling overwhelmed, or constantly worried, feeling tired most of the time, becoming easily irritated or angry, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, and having frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problems. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.

Self-care Tip: Don’t Try to be Perfect

Understand that no one is a “perfect” caregiver. Believe that you are doing the best you can and making the best decisions you can at any given time. Try to focus on what you can do, rather than what you cannot.

Self-care Tip: Accept Help from Others

Accepting help can prevent and reduce caregiver stress. Delegate tasks to others whenever possible. Remember that it’s important to take care of yourself and not to try to accomplish everything on your own.

Self-care Tip: Set Personal Health Goals

Being a caregiver can take a toll on your personal health. Try to eat balanced meals, establish a sleep routine, and be physically active most days of the week. See your doctor when you have symptoms or concerns.

Become a MOFAS Teen & Young Adult Leader!

Become an important part of MOFAS teen and young adult leadership group, YouthACT Thundercats! This group is for young people age 15+ who want to develop leadership skills and become part of a youth-led FASD movement.

One Word

One of the top legislative priorities for MOFAS this year is to change just one word.

Training & Webinars

MOFAS is the statewide source for comprehensive, customized trainings on FASD for professionals.

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Family Support

We provide guidance and support for families living with an FASD.

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We host events, classes, support groups and more across Minnesota. There's something for everyone.

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