Helen Milojevich is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Helen’s research examines emotional and cognitive development across the lifespan, particularly in high-risk youth, such as maltreated youth and children with developmental delays. For her dissertation, Helen investigated the role of maltreatment in the development of emotion regulation. Findings have the potential to inform the treatment and intervention of maltreated children by determining the precise ways in which they differ from non-maltreated children in their ability to regulate emotions, and how these emotion processes influence their functioning across age. As a postdoctoral fellow, Helen is extending her program of research by investigating the extent to which parents’ emotional competence (e.g., the ability to understand, express, and regulate one’s emotions) influences children’s emotional competence across development, particularly in a maltreatment context.