Helena Hawryluk, a Registered Social Worker, is co-founder of Warrior Wellness Twins and Families First: Support for Occupational Stress Inc. For over a decade, she has worked as a social worker with military and Veteran families who have been impacted by Operational Stress Injuries. Helena completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Concordia University and a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Calgary. She continued with the Faculty of Social Work for her masters degree where she specialized in clinical social work and focused her training on the impact of trauma on children and youth within the Canadian Armed Forces. Her doctoral research examined the unique lives of adolescents living on a Canadian Armed Forces Base and experiencing reintegration post-Afghanistan deployments. The aim of the research is to develop a better understanding of military youth resilience in order to develop more youth-centred programs. She was also awarded the Wounded Warriors Canada Doctoral Scholarship. Helena has been an instructor at Grant MacEwan University with the School of Social Work for several years, where she teaches on family violence, assessment theory and practice of social work methods and supervises placement students as faculty coordinator. She has also taught at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work graduate program. Finally, Helena has expanded her work with first responders through conducting a needs assessment with Correctional Services of Canada at the Edmonton Institution which focused on assessing the workplace culture.