Judy Strong—Founder, Author, Speaker & Educator
Judy Strong is founder of Survive Strong Resources, LLC, a business that offers education and support to those experiencing grief, loss, and adversity.
Judy has been an educator for more than 20 years and has taught preschool through grade 12. Judy achieved her B.A. from Crown College of St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and her continuing education in grief and loss issues includes her work as grief facilitator with New Song Center for Grieving Children, a program of Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, and classes through the Association for Death Education and Counseling® (ADEC), one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement.
No Time to Grieve: A Survivor’s Guide to Loss and Healing, Judy’s first published book, began as a journal, following the death of her husband. A reference and guide book, it takes readers through the practical and emotional steps of early bereavement, and was a 2005 Writers Notes Book Award. Judy’s second book, A Child’s Grief: Surviving the Death of a Parent was published in 2010, and was a ReaderViews gold book award winner. A Child’s Grief offers insight into the grieving child’s experience and what it takes to begin healing.
Current work and associations include membership in the Society of Southwestern Authors, Cambridge Who’s Who, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. A contributor as expert author, Judy’s articles appear on numerous websites. She also gives radio interviews and speaks on various issues of grief and loss.
Judy, a native Midwesterner, relocated to Mesa, AZ in 2002, and enjoys the sunshine and outdoor activities.