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Ginger Ross is an exceptional keynote speaker whose keynote presentations on addiction and recovery leave people astonished - wondering why they didn't know this information before and how the information she presents is invaluable in engaging with individuals with Substance Use Disorder.
Ginger shares her own personal experience with becoming an alcoholic at the age of 42 as a result of self-medication from emotional duress and stress that developed as a result of trying to create the picture-perfect family.
Ginger's keynote presentation on addiction and recovery will assuredly have your attendees talking about this subject in a more positive light while improving relationships with those individuals with Substance Use Disorder.
Call 603.918.6510 or email GingerRoss23@gmail.com
The Choices Name: Choices - A Passion for Purpose
Our name sends a message that we are all on a unique journey: a journey of growth and change focused on the inner autonomy and strength that we all possess while finding our way...
It took me a while to come up with my tag line, A Passion For Purpose. Suddenly, one day as I was teaching a peer coach training, as many times before, I heard and felt that many were in the training because they found their calling, their purpose and the passion to help others was powerful. After hearing these messages time and time again, it came to me - most of us have a passion to find our purpose, and working with people in recovery - our passion is to help others find their purpose. -- Ginger Ross
Meet Ginger Ross
Choices Peer Recovery Coach Trainings was founded in 2018 by Ginger Ross. She has authored all of the trainings offered by Choices, Peer Recovery Support Trainings.
Ginger began her career in publishing when she founded NH Wedding Magazine in 1998. After life’s twists and turns, Ginger found herself a survivor of an abusive relationship and in recovery from alcoholism. After a five-year divorce process and learning all too well the challenges within the court system, Ginger began her wellness job working for NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association in 2014, at the onset of the peer recovery coach movement.
In March 2014, the ED of NHADACA sent Ginger to the Recovery Coach Academy and Trainer of Trainers. Ginger found her passion and purpose. She shadowed Jim Wuelfing at her first training and began to get requests to do Recovery Coach Academies around NH.
By August of 2016, Ginger was trained in Recovery Coach Academy, Ethics for Peer Support and Suicide Prevention – NAMI Model, Recognize and Connect. For NH certification there was still one training required, but very hard to find. While still employed at NHADACA, she found herself fielding numerous phone calls from people seeking peer recovery coach trainings. Ginger saw an immediate and urgent need and set out to address it, creating her first HIV/AID trainings for peer coaches in 2016.
In 2016, Ginger went on to launch a new state funded program through Granite Pathways, called Regional Access Point Services (RAPS), which made peer coaches available throughout the state of NH. Simultaneously, she continued providing peer recovery coach trainings.
By January 2017, the demand for peer recovery coach trainings was so high that Ginger founded NH Recovery Coach Academy offering the full library of required trainings to become a certified recovery support specialist in NH (CRSW).
Ginger was certified to train the NAMI Suicide Prevention Recognize & Connect training and found that peer coaches need more than a community focused training. After Certification she created Suicide Prevention for Non-clinical workers in 2018. A core trainer for CCAR, Ginger has been training this model since 2014.
In 2017, Ginger realized the need for an improved Ethics training for Peer Coaches and created Choices, Ethical Foundations for Peer Recovery Coaches. These trainings have been delivered in MA, ME, and NH, and for the former agency where she began her wellness job, NHADACA.
In 2019, after her work in the field as program manager for some state funded peer coach programs, specifically, Sober Parenting Journey, Strength To Succeed, while also still providing trainings, she decided to create her own Peer Recovery Coach Training.
Ginger has her BA in Psychology, focus on forensics. She trains around New England, Oregon and, soon, Arkansas. Her program has been accepted by the NH State Department of Corrections where she has taught in the prison system to train peer coaches to work at improving outcomes in the jail while preparing residents with work related skills for re-entry into civilian society.
Ginger and her team train all over the country with Choices Peer Recovery Coach trainings, and are currently designing recovery coach trainings for law enforcement called Recovery 50.
In addition, Choices Peer Coach Recovery Trainings currently collaborates with staff member Alex Fidalgo on a Bilingual Peer Recovery Coach and Ethics training.
Ginger’s Passion for Purpose is to educate Guardian Ad Litems and Court Appointed Special Advocates on addiction behaviors, recovery, and emotional abuse. That is her passion for purpose.
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