Our journey has been an adventure!

Myra and Russell Strand started a version of Strand Squared Solutions in 2017.   They spend a couple of years traveling around and providing training and education together. In September of 2019,  Myra took over as the sole owner of Strand Squared Solutions.

In 2020,  thanks to COVID-19, Russ accepted a position at West Point Military Academy. We moved from Arizona to New York and it has been an adventure of a lifetime!

2021 was a year of transformations.   The year was spent doing research, cultivating ideas and taking our work to the next level.  Myra became a certified Yoga Instructor and has a renewed commitment to towards professional wellness.

2022 was an amazing year!  It began with a bang and ended with joy!  This was -yet another- huge year of transformation where we moved from providing mostly training to a more balanced approach of training and technical assistance. 

2023 is going to be a new beginning. My key words of the year are “possibly” and “being indomitable”.  This year we will move from providing training on “how to be more trauma informed” to “how stand a trauma informed foundation while centering on healing”.  Our goal is to help people find post traumatic growth. This change in  direction is really taking me to new places.

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.

Each year, Myra provides training and technical assistance to professionals in the areas of trauma informed and healing centered services, advocacy skills,  technology and its relationship to victimization, implicit bias and applied intersectionality, and professional wellness/organizational trauma.   Training is delivered both in person, virtually and on-demand.  On-demand opportunities to include a 45 hour- advocate certification course, a leadership training and several other training opportunities. 

Myra also provides technical assistance 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 was 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.  Where she dabbles in acrylic painting and teaches trauma sensitive yoga.

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