Myra Strand, MA, CA
Myra Strand, MA, CA, is the owner of Strand² Squared Solutions LLC where she provides training and education, both in person and through the Strand School House. She also provides consultation and agency support services. Myra is certified as a Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist: Advanced. Last year, Myra provided training and education to thousands of professionals in the areas of trauma responsive and healing inspired services, technology and its relationship to victimization, implicit bias and applied intersectionality, and professional wellness/organizational trauma. These trainings were delivered both in person, virtually and through the Strand School House. The Strand School House provides drop-in and on-demand training opportunities to include an advocate certification program, a leadership training and many other training opportunities. Myra Strand built and implemented the schoolhouse herself. Myra also provides consultation in the area of case review, agency assessment and management, implementing trauma responsive/healing inspired services, organizational trauma and professional wellness, and applied intersectionality. She has experience working with law enforcement, advocates, SANEs and SAFES, military, schools, private business, corporation, outdoor enthusiasts, and athletic programs. Myra began working with people who have trauma in 1995. She has experience with youth with complex trauma and serious mental illness, people with developmental disabilities, youth in competing war zones, offenders, in the area of death notification, with victims fleeing DV and engaging with family court, and with victims of all crime types. Myra has had success in improving the systems response to victims of high stress and trauma in her eight years as a lead team member in the local Coordinated Response Team and the Sexual Assault Response Team. She co-founded the Coconino County Domestic Violence fatality review board, which later became the state model. She assisted in the process that led to DV risk assessments being used by local law enforcement and by the hospital, she assisted in establishing DV strangulation forensic exams in Northern Arizona. For over a decade, Myra was faculty member at Northern Arizona University, and more recently, Coconino Community College where she taught issues of violence, ethnic and gender studies, sex and dating and applied intersectionality. She has also taught social justice classes in the Coconino County Detention Center working with men on issues of violence and healing. She is very proud to be an Ethnics studies professor in Arizona. Myra is nationally recognized for her contribution to field of the complicated and often traumatic human services. Here goal is to deliver and apply holistic, compassionate, multi-faceted human-centric, trauma informed and healing inspired response and care to victims, witnesses and survivors of crime, crisis and other traumatizing or high stress experiences through education, systems change and reform. Myra Lives in Cornwall, New York with her husband, Russell Strand, youngest son and dog Yeti.