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Professor Yvonne Vissing


Professor of Healthcare Studies, Salem State University, United States



Yvonne Vissing, PhD, is a sociologist, founding director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies and Professor of Healthcare Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts USA.  She is author of over 20 books, including Children's Human Rights in the USA: Challenges and Opportunities (Springer 2023) and Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness (Routledge 2020). Vissing is a clinical sociologist and on the Human Rights Council for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Steering Committee of Human Rights Educators USA,  US Policy Chair for the Hope for Children CRC Policy Center in Cyprus, and on the research committee for the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict, and member of the International and American Sociological Associations. 



  • Vissing, Y.  Human Rights Around the Globe.  Bloomsbury Press. 2025. 
  • Zajda, J. and Vissing, Y.  Human Rights Education.  Springer 2025.
  • Zajda, J. and Vissing, Y. Human Rights for Democracy and Social Justice.  Springer 2025.
  • Vissing, Y. Child Welfare in America.  ABC-CLIO /Bloomsbury Press. 2024.
  • Zajda, J. and Vissing, Y.  Globalisation, Culture, and Human Rights.  Springer. 2024. 
  • Vissing, Y.  Globalisation, Human Rights, Sports, and Culture volume 38.  Springer. 2023.
  • Vissing, Y.  Discourses on Human Rights, Sports, and Culture volume 37.  Springer. 2023.
  • Vissing, Y.  Children’s Human Rights in the USA: Challenges and Opportunities.  Springer 2023.
  • Vissing, Y. and Leitao, S. Child and Youth Refugee Resettlement and Community Formation Issues. Vernon Press.  2023.
  • Zajda, J., Vissing, Y. & Majhanovich, S. (2022). Discourses of globalisation, ideology and social justice. Springer.
  • Vissing, Y. and Zadja, Joseph.  Globalisation, Ideology and Human Rights.  Springer Press.  2022.
  • Vissing, Y. and Leitao, S. editors.  The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors: Perspectives and case studies.  Springer. 2021.
  • Vissing, Y, Christopher Hudson and Diane Nilan.  Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness. Routledge. January 2020.
  • The Santa Series:      This series is a human rights and sociological approach to the transformation of the figure known as Santa Claus.
  • Vissing, Y. Reimagine Santa: The social construction and transformation of Santa Claus yesterday, today and tomorrow.  2020.
  • Vissing, Y.  The Santa Spirit.  2020.
  • Vissing, Y.  The ABCs of the Santa Spirit for Adults.  2020.
  • Vissing, Y.  The Legend of the Santa Stocking.  2020.
  • Vissing, Y.  The 24 Days Before Santa: A COVID Advent Calendar Book.  2020.
  • Vissing, Y. and Christopher Moore-Vissing.  Going Gluten Free: A Cooking, Eating and Dining Guide.  NorLights Press. 2015.
  • Vissing, Y.  Introduction to Sociology.  Bridgepoint Publishing, CA. 2011.
  • Vissing, Y.  How to Keep Your Children Safe: A Guide for Parents.  University of New England Press. 2007.
  • Vissing, Y.  Women Without Children; Nurturing Lives.  Rutgers University Press.  2002.
  • Vissing, Y.  and Sharon Peer.  Finding Information About Children: Using Human and Electronic Resources.  Nova Press.  2001.
  • Vissing, Y.M.  Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless Children in Small Town America.  University of Kentucky Press. Lexington, KY. 1996.


Human rights, child wellbeing, homelessness, Policy-Planning-Research & Evaluation, sport, unaccompanied youth and refugees.
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