CoVid 19 Current and Future Mental Health Challenges with Dr. Candace Hughes - NAMI CCNS - Chicagoland Mental Health

CoVid 19 Current and Future Mental Health Challenges with Dr. Candace Hughes

CoVid19 Current Future Mental Health Challenges Dr. Candace Hughes

Event details

  • Wednesday | March 30, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • (847)-716-2252
  • Christine Somervill, Ph.D.Staff members
  • $FREE - Must RegisterRegistration

Please join Dr. Candice Hughes for a Zoom webinar

Topic: CoVid 19- Current and Future Mental Health Challenges | Navigating Challenges and Opportunities for Families

Throughout these past two years, families have been significantly impacted by the many ways in which COVID-19 has changed the structure and quality of their lives, both for the family unit as well as for its individual members.

This session will provide:

  1. An overview of the mental health challenges COVID-19 has generated for families
  2. Coping strategies to manage this impact
  3. Resilience opportunities the pandemic has created for people


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Dr. Candace Hughes – Biography

Dr. Hughes has served as a core faculty member in the School Psychology Department since 2009 and as an adjunct faculty member for the International Psychology Department since 2014. She was awarded the TCSPP Multicultural Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. She is an experienced teacher and school psychologist who has worked in public schools in the United States and in international schools in Germany and Switzerland. She lived abroad for fourteen years as a member of an expatriate family. Her personal and professional international experiences led Dr. Hughes to serve as one of four partners in the establishment of the company, Bridging Cultures GmbH, in Zurich, Switzerland in 1996. Its focus was to help internationally mobile people with their cross-cultural transition challenges as well as opportunities for personal growth.

Following her family’s repatriation to the United States in 1999, Dr. Hughes established Bridging Cultures Inc. to help individuals, families, and organizations in cultural transition. She has created a Cultural Transition Resiliency Model which she uses in her private practice with individuals and families and in her consulting and training work with multicultural school and organizational communities. Dr. Hughes also conducts training workshops and provides coaching services on topics related to Living, Learning, & Working Multiculturally. She served as a two-term board member of the national organization SIETAR-USA, the Society for Intercultural Training, Education, and Research and served as co-chair of the 2012 national conference.

Dr. Hughes focuses her personal and volunteer efforts on topics related to special education, parenting and family development, child adoption, and mental illness. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors in several organizations devoted to these topics. These include Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, NAMI-CCNS Affiliate, the Aschiana Foundation that supports the street children of Afghanistan, and the Foundation Board of Kent State University.