Hend Eltanamly is a PhD candidate at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education. Hend's research aims at explaining the development of post-traumatic stress in children, particularly Syrian refugees. Her research addresses war-related trauma, as well as daily stressors refugee families face in the Netherlands. Specifically, she aims to test the additive effects of improving family dynamics – a potential daily stressor – to reducing cognitive distortions for decreasing post-traumatic stress symptoms in Syrian refugee children.
Hend received her M.Sc. from the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands (2016) and her M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota, USA (2011). She has worked in preventative family support prior to moving to the Netherlands.