YVONNE M. VISSING, PHD
Office Address: Department of Healthcare Studies, 352 Lafayette Street. Salem State College, Salem, MA USA 01970
Office Phone: (978) 542-6144
Post Doctoral Research Fellow 1988-1990 United States National Institute of Mental Health, Washington DC
Ph.D. in Sociology 1978-1981 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
MA in Sociology 1976-1978 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Specialist Degree in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) 1976-1977 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
BA in Sociology 1971-1974 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Tenured, Full Professor
Department of Healthcare Studies and the Department of Sociology, Salem Stats University MA 1992-present, Chair, Department of Sociology 2015-2016, Founding Director, Center for Childhood & Youth Studies
APPOINTMENTS and CONSULTATIONS
United Nations. Dr. Vissing has been invited to be a Convention on the Rights of the Child Policy Chair for the United Nations. Memorandum of Understanding signed with Salem State University February 2015.
National Research Appointments and Consultations:
Dr. Vissing has advanced quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research training and experience, including work with the:
National Institute of Mental Health
American Sociological Association , Departmental Resources Group as strategic planning consultant
American Institute for Research (Washington DC)
Family Research Center, University of New Hampshire
Department of Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, MA
State of New Hampshire Departments of Education, Mental Health, and Aging
National Coalition for the Homeless
New England Sociological Association
She also works with a variety of educational, health, legal, and human service and community organizations on a regular basis.
Legal Appointments and Consultations:
State of New Hampshire, Office of the Governor, Appointment to State Juvenile Parole Board
Member, American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Law section
New Hampshire Bar Association presenter
Licensed Guardian ad Litem, States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Mediator, State of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Mental Health Court development, State of MA
Regional Appointments and Consultations in Community Planning
Action must be implemented on the local level in order to evoke meaningful social change. Therefore, Dr. Vissing donates her time working with a variety of local and regional groups, including churches, schools, civic groups, and nonprofit organizations. Some of her formal associations include:
New Hampshire Children’s Alliance (founding member, current member of Kids Count and Research Advisory Group)
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Bootstraps Community Services, Beverly, MA, staff training and evaluation of food pantry services
Homelessness Etiology, Prevention and Treatment Training, State of New Hampshire
Foster Child Health Project, Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Indigent health project, Community Action Agency, Portsmouth, NH
Community Mobilization for Serving Alzheimer’s Patients and their Families, Tri County CAP, NH
Adoptions Crossroads, State of Massachusetts
North Shore Catholic Charities
Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
Health Care Organization Appointments and Consultations
Dr. Vissing uses an open systems approach to her appreciation of holistic health, in which the mind, body and spirit are all influenced by what happens at both the macro and micro levels of society. Some of her formal appointments include:
National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
National Alliance for Mental Illness, Family 2 Family Trainer
Department of Pediatrics Boston City Hospital, Boston MA. Researcher.
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI., College of Human Medicine. Professor of Medical Sociology, Team-Teacher with MD for Medical Students
Hurley Hospital, Flint, MI Doctor-Patient Relationship Study
Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Services, Disability study and film producter for history of the organization
Adjunct faculty for students in Nursing Schools:
Bronson Hospital, Nursing Department, Kalamazoo, MI
Grand Rapids Junior College, Grand Rapids, MI
Rivier University, Nashua, NH
Michigan Department of Public Health, Grand Rapids, MI, Kent-Ionia Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency Administrative Program
Western Michigan Health Systems Agency, Grand Rapids, MI, Creation of Community Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, Research
Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH, Data Analysis
Northshore Medical Center, Peabody, MA, Medical Training
Children’s Hospitals, Boston and Salem, MA, Observational research
Department of Mental Health, State of New Hampshire, Research
River Region Community Mental Health Services, Louisville, KY, Counselor and Prevention Specialist
Our Lady of Peace Psychiatric Hospital, Louisville, KY, Research
Clark County Mental Health Inpatient Hospital, Jeffersonville, IN, Researcher
Department of Aging, State of New Hampshire, Researcher
Project GoodHealth,, Rockingham (NH) Community Action Program, Poverty and Health Study
Education Appointments and Consultations
Dr. Vissing educates students at all levels to gain the skills, insights, and abilities to lead them toward success. She is especially proud of her work with the
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Department of Education, State of New Hampshire
Variety of school districts throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine
GRANTS and CONTRACTS
A trained grant writer who has taught workshops on fundraising, Dr. Vissing has personally secured almost a quarter million dollars of external funding for her own research, including:
Whiting Foundation, $8,400
National Institute of Mental Health $60,000
The Peace College $40,000 from Babson Foundation
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Stonyfield Yogurt Foundation
Salem State College
Salem State College Public Policy Study $35,000
State of New Hampshire, Department of Education $ 25,000
Pittsfield NH School District $16,000
Pew Charitable Trust $10,000
New Hampshire Humanities Council $10,000
Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation $10,000
New Hampshire Charitable Trust $10,000
West Michigan Health Systems Agency $10,000
State of New Hampshire, Department of Mental Health $10,000
Crotched Mountain Foundation $8500
Dare Mighty Things $7000
Beverly Bootstraps Community Services, Beverly MA $5000
Merrimack Public Schools $5000
Kent-Ionia Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency $5000
Catholic Charities, Muskingum College $4000
Rockingham Community Action Program $3000
Timberlane Public Schools $3000
Dr. Vissing has a doctoral cognate in the area of Social Work Policy, Planning and Administration, and has worked with hundreds of organizations to assist them with a host of administrative functions and operations. For instance, through the American Sociological Association, she provides consultations, program reviews, assessments and other services to higher educational units from coast to coast. She has developed a variety of nonprofit and educational organizations that have proven to be quite successful, and worked behind the scenes with a host of others to ensure their success.
Her skills include visionary planning, grant writing, program development and implementation, staff supervision, problem solving and decision making, human resources management, public relations, to name a few. The research background of Dr. Vissing underscores her administrative approach; she is likely to collect data and analyze situations before making administrative recommendations or decisions. As a NIMH trained researcher, her skills include Needs Assessments, Project Design and Implementation, Statistical and Data Analyses, Survey Research, Focus Groups, Meta Analyses, Program Evaluations, and the appreciation of both Quantitative and Qualitative Research.
Dr. Vissing has good interpersonal skills, and her background in education and mediation enable her to instruct, motivate, and negotiate actions that can lead toward success. She uses a partnership model whenever possible. A published author and keynote speaker at national conferences, she uses oral, written, and visual presentations to help inspire others. She has a keen appreciation of the use of technology as part of the essential administrative process.
Below are titles of various research projects on which I have been a Prinicipal Investigator or major researcher. More information can be provided about them upon request.
National Graduate Programs in Social Policy and Public Administration
Juvenile Parole and Parole Boards Homelessness and Housing Policy
Poverty and Social Stratification Medical Sociology and Health Policy
Pediatric Sociology Sociology of the Family
Childbearing and Childlessness Peace Advocacy and Education
Juvenile Justice Child & Community Safety
Alternatives in Policy and Practice Ethical Practices
Mental Health/Illness issues in families Food Pantry Use and Service Delivery
Mental Illness of Youth in the Legal and Criminal Justice Systems
Food access and utilization issues in communities
School Management and Policy in Death and Dying of Members of School Family
Health Care Ethics and Practices In Child Care Providers
Physical, Sexual, Economic, Verbal and Emotional Abuse in the Family
Issues in Equity: Social Class, Age, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Religious Equity
Building Interdisciplinary Community Based Research and Educational Coalitions
Program Evaluation, including high risk youth, parent-child communication programs,
community programs, substance abuse programs, education programs, health programs.
Needs Assessments for educational organizations, health, and human service organizations.
Impact of Training of Trainers: Do They Change Their Communities?
Community Partnerships and Neighborhood Empowerment Projects
Assessing Community Well-Being; Development of Social Functioning Models
Community Benefit Standards Development
Reducing Infant Mortality and Increasing Parent Functioning
Working With At-Risk Youth Substance Abuse
Effects of War on Children Assessing Caseworker Practices
Developing Measurement Tools for Health Practitioners to Assess Child/Family Functioning
Negotiation of Physician-Parent -Child Relationships in Primary Care Settings
Childhood Trauma: Causes, Coping, and Outcomes of early negative experiences
Obesity and Fitness in Children: Do Competitive Sports Help or Hurt?
Environmental Pollution Food Policy
Street Gangs: Etiology, Prevention and Intervention
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Project
Community Health Programs: Development in College and Community Settings
Cultural Diversity in Organizational Settings
Community social service program development
Dioxin Contamination and Health Consequences
Building Community Programs for Alzheimer’s Patients and their Families in Rural
Redefining Santa Claus as a symbol of cultural diversity and unity
TEACHING INTERESTS AND COURSES TAUGHT
Applied and Clinical Sociology, including:
Applied Sociology Program Evaluation
Policy, Planning and Administration Research Methodology
Statistics Systems Analysis
Survey Research Clinical Intervention in Families
Dynamics of Personal Counseling Pediatric Counseling
Special Clinical Needs of Women Social Organizations
Data Analysis Statistics
Field Research Interviewing
Participant Observation Evaluation Research
Grantwriting Needs Assessment
Organizational Issues in the Health and Human Services
Computer Applications for Statistical Analysis
Human Rights Education and Training for Professionals
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Integrating a Human Rights Approach into Communities and Organizations
Medical Sociology, including:
Introduction to Medical Sociology Social-Psychology of Health and Illness
Health, Illness, and Children Sociology of Illness in the Family
Medical Sociology for Doctors/Nurses Health Care Delivery Systems
Ethical Medicine Healing as a Socio-Medical Phenomenon
Mental Illness Self Care as Health Care Delivery
Women Health Care Providers Women in the Health Care System
Behavioral Factors in Clinical Practice Sociology of the Wellness Movement
Alternative Methods of Healing Disease, Social Epidemiology and HIV
Other Medical Sociology Teaching Assignments:
Focal Problems Preceptor, Medical School, Michigan State University. This was a small group clinical problem solving class for medical students, who are given a paper case to solve with help from readings in the social, biological, and clinical sciences. Each group has two preceptors, a physician and a social scientist who help the students integrate the basic materials in the context of a problem solving case. A few of the problems I taught concerned: diabetes; cardiovascular disease; cancer; back pain; anemia; and AIDS. This teaching assignment also required academic and personal counseling with students.
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine/Healing Teaching, Workshops, Research, and Consultation.
Sociology of the Family/ Sociology of Children courses, including:
Child Abuse and Neglect Sociology of Children
Child Advocacy Sociology of the Family
Family Violence Childlessness
Parenting for Peace and Justice Human Sexuality
Child Development Alternative Family Arrangements
Nurturance and Children Divorce and the Family
Violence and Children Family Restructuring
Socialization: Infancy through Geriatric Social Child Development
Gerontology Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Social Violence Social Violence
Sex and Gender courses, including:
Sex and Gender in Society Gender Socialization
Women Health Care Practitioners Gender and Disease
Domestic Violence Women in the Health Care System
Family Interaction: Theories and Practices Changing Role of Men
Organizational Sociology, including:
Bureaucracy Organizational Structure and Function
Organizational Theory Building Community Partnerships
Social Institutions Community Development
Policy, Planning and Administration Sociology and the Law
Strategic Planning Grantwriting, Needs Assessments & Evaluations
Urban Sociology Rural Sociology
Social Problems/Deviant Behavior courses, including:
Sociology of Deviant Behavior Social Problems
Child Abuse Sexual Abuse of Children
Sociology of Substance Abuse Sociology of Diversity
Sociology of War Sociology of Peace
Sociology of Terrorism Global Inequalities
White Collar Crimes Mental Illness
Race and Ethnic Relations Homelessness
Violence on Contemporary Society Minority Studies
Food and Society courses, including:
Introduction to the Sociology of Food (Food and Society)
Food: Policy and Problems of Delivery
Cultural and Personal Choices of Food Selections
Guns and Butter: Food and World Security
Introduction to Sociology
Social Psychology Social Stratification
Sociological Theory Social Institutions
Urban Sociology Rural Sociology
Sociology of Religion
Chair, United Nations Convention on the Child Policy Center, Salem State University 2015
Whiting Foundation Fellow, 2013
Massachusetts Council of International Education, Selected Speaker of the Year 2009
Outstanding Sociologist of the Year 2008, New England Sociological Association
Massachusetts Council of Internationl Education, Selected Speaker of the Year 2008-2009
Ben and Jerry’s One Heart, One World Festival Social Action Project of 1995
National Institute of Mental Health Post Doctoral Research Fellow 1988-1990
New Hampshire Council for the Arts, Outstanding Film of the Year. 1995
Teaching Excellence Awards, Ferris State University, Salem State College
New Hampshire Humanities Council Award. 1992.
New Hampshire Charitable Trust Award. 1991, 1992.
National Institute of Mental Health Post-doctoral fellowship in Research. University of New Hampshire, 1988-1990.
World’s Who’s Who of Women, 1987.
Outstanding Publication of the Year Award, Journal of the American Holistic Nursing Association. 1985.
Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1983.
Graduate Associateships and Assistantships, Western Michigan University, Department of Sociology. 1976-1980.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor. Department of Sociology. Western Michigan University. 1979.
Dean’s List for Academic Achievement. Indiana University, 1971-1974.
WORK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Dr. Vissing’s work in the area of the Sociology of Children, Peace and Community Development and Health issues have been embraced by the international community. She has received invitations to present her work at a variety of interntional forums, including: Greece, Austria, Canada, India, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, England and France. She has worked with Save The Children Norway and traveled to Italy to meet with UNICEF representatives, and to study the Reggio Education Programs. Vissing has also traveled to Nepal, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands and other countries. Dr. Vissing spent part of her sabbatical in Panama and engaged in writings that will have international relevance.
Yvonne was invited to participate in a Cultural Diplomacy International Human Rights and Global Peace Summit April 2016 in Iceland at their Parliament.
Vissing was an invited major speaker at the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Amsterdam, November 2014 and spoke on the role of the Untied States and children’s rights.
She also was an invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on Human Rights Education in Washington, Dec. 2015.
As a Whiting Foundation Fellow in Fall 2013, Dr. Vissing visite child advocacy leaders in England, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. She presentated:
Kings College, London. Sustainability at the Edge of Chaos: Its limits and possibilities for homeless children and youth.
University of London. Children’s Rights as Human Rights: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Queens University, Belfast. Building Community Partnerships To Safeguard Children.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Child Rights as a Social Movement.
Dr. Vissing is a special invited guest to join the international early child education community at a symposium at the Scottish Parliament. She will also be meeting with UNESCO leaders in Ireland as well as international child advocacy and networkers in England and key figures in the Early Years Program of Northern Ireland, which is working to establish peace and tolerance in young children and their families.
Child Rights Legislative and Advocacy Activities
United Nations Policy Chair for Child Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/schools/24511.php?id=1391
Partnership with Swansea University’s Wales Observatory on Human Rights of children and Young People
Partnership with Center for Children and Childhood, University of Nottingham, England.
Child Rights Campaign, Committee participant. http://www.childrightscampaign.org/
Working with Senator Joan Lovely to create a Commission on Children and Youth http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/schools/24511.php?id=1732
Working with Senate to support bill for child rights in Massaschusetts. With Jane Williams, PhD, Esq from Swansea University, Wales and Senator Joan Lovely.
Founding Director, Center for Childhood & Youth Studies, Salem State University
Founding Director, Certificate in Child Studies, Salem State University
Founding Director, Concentration in Child Studies, Salem State University
Founding of the annual Salem As a Safer Child Community Symposium. Salem State University
Founding of the annual Youth Rights Hero Award, Salem State University
Creation of a Youth Advisory Board, City of Salem
Resolution Passage designating the City of Salem as a Child and Youth Rights Respecting Community
City of Salem Partneship for annual UN Universal Children’s Day
Phi Kappa Phi American Sociological Association
Sociological Practice Association Society for the Study of Social Problems
North Central Sociological Association Association for Humanist Sociology
Michigan Sociological Association Assoc. for Voluntary Action Scholars
Sociologists for Women in Society Society for Applied Anthropology
Union for Concerned Scientists National Council for Family Mediation
Association for Behavioral Sciences And Medical Education
ASA Sections Membership: Children & Youth, Medical, Family, Peace & Social Conflict
Dr. Vissing reviews for a half dozen journals, including the International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, Journal of Community Psychology and Gender and Society.
Child Abuse Prevention Training Assistance for Organizations (www.CAPTA4.Org)
Center for Childhood and Youth Studies, Salem State University
Baboosic Center for Child and Community Development
Community Organization Research Associates
Community Organization and Child Advocacy Associates
Association for the Study of Food and Society
Safety Town, USA – Jeffersonville, Indiana
Salem As a Safer Child Community Initiative. Partnership with Salem State University and organizations in Salem, MA. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
New England Undergraduate Sociological Research Conference. 2007, 2006, 2005. Salem State University. Salem, MA.
The Peace College. An intergenerational conference on the exploration and promotion of peace. April 16-18, 2004. Salem, MA. www.salemstate.edu/peacecollege
Childless Women: A Conference of Healing and Celebration. Salem State College. 2003.
Annual New England Undergraduate Research Conferences in Sociology. April 2004, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1994. Salem State College.
Food and Society. Second annual conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Co-coordinator. Washington, D.C., May 1988.
Solving Global Food Problems: A New Beginning. First annual conference and organizational meeting of the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Held at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. April 1987.
Michigan Sociological Association’s Annual meetings. 1983-5.
Metamorphosis: The Emergence of a New Health Care Approach. Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Mi. August 13-15, 1981.
VIDEOTAPE and PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS
Who Is Santa Claus? Film currently in production.
What Happens When They Graduate: Studies of Pittsfield, NH alumni.
Child and Youth Rights. http://youtu.be/eIwgpFjwouc
Child Rights in Massachusetts. http://youtu.be/oFprKZ71FuM
How Safe Is Salem? Public Service Announcement, Salem as a Safer Child Community. SSU. 2013.
I Want To Go Home: Homelessness in New Hampshire. Video Verite 1992.
Winner of New Hampshire Arts Council First and Finest in Film. 1994.
Arts and Social Action Presentation of the Year, Ben and Jerry’s One Heart, One World Festival. 1995.
Give Us Your Poor. Work contributed to educational DVD on homelessness
Out of Sight, Out of Mind. A Traveling photograpy exhibit of homeless children/families. 1993.
The Road Behind, The Road Ahead: Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Services. 1993.
TIMBER! Issues of forests and woodlands. US Forest Services. 1995.
Scholars Strategy Network. http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/scholar-profile/1031
Curator, Juvenile Curfews, for IDEA, International Debate Education Association. Idebate.org
PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS AND REFEREED JOURNALS
Books: Published To Date
Vissing, Y. Sociology of Children and Youth. University of California Press. In process, 2017 publication date.
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.
Vissing, Y. The Spirit of Santa. NorLights Press. In process, 2017.
Nilan, D. and Y. Vissing. Policy and Pragmatics: Understanding Homeless Children and Families. Contract pending with a university press.
Vissing, Y. Changing The Culture of Human Rights Education in Globalisation, Human Rights Education and Social Justice, edited by Joseph Zajda and Sev Ozdowski. Springer Academic Publishers. 2016.
Vissing, Y. 2016. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the USA: 25 years later. Ton Liefaard & Julia Sloth-Nielsen (Eds.), The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Taking Stock after 25 Years and Looking Ahead, Leiden: Brill| Nijhoff.
Vissing, Y. Advocacy for Children. Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change and Social Justice. Edited by Shelley White, Kathleen Odell Korgen and Jonathan White. Pine Forge Press.2013.
Vissing, Y. Curfews. In William Chambliss (ed) Key Issues in Crime and Punishment. Sage Publications. 2010.
Vissing, Y. Rhetoric of Concern: Child poverty and Homelessness in the USA. Histoires d’enfant, histoires d’enfance, Stories for children, histories of childhood edited by Rosie Findlay and Sebastian Salbayre. GRAAT (Groupe de Recherches Anglo-Américaines de Tours, EA 2113). Tours, France. 2007.
Vissing, Y. Researching Homeless Children. Research Issues in the Study of Children. Amy Best, editor. Sage Publishers. 2007.
Vissing. Y. Homelessness is a Problem in Rural Areas. The Homeless: Opposing Viewpoints. Greenhaven Press. 2001.
Vissing, Y. Homelessness in Middle School Students. Educating Homeless Students: Promising Practices. James Strong and Evelyn Reed-Victor. Sage Publishers. 2000.
Vissing, Y. “Heroic Students” in Cultural Diversity in Education, Sage, 1998.
Hafferty, F., Y. Vissing. “Professional Roles and Health Behavior” in David Gochman’s Professional Behavior in Medicine. 1996.
Vissing, Y.M. and W. Baily. “Parent-to-Child Verbal Aggression” in Dudly Cahn and Sally Lloyd’s Communication and Family Violence. 1996. Sage Publications.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Vissing, Yvonne, Joann Gu, Andrea Jones, Sue Gabriel. Preserving Dignity in the Face of Hunger: A study of food pantry utilization. Humanity and Societey. Spring.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Rights Education: An exploratory analysis of what students know about their rights. Education and Society. Vol 32, No. 1: 61-74.
Vissing, Y. What Google Teaches Us About Child Rights. Sepecial issue on Social Media and Human Rights, Societies Without Boarders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences. October.
Vissing, Y. Comparative Analysis of Human Rights Education Curriculum K-12. In submission for the journal World Studies in Education. Fall 2016.
Vissing, Y. 2016. The Zen of Going Gluten Free. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Winter.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Did You Know? Lack of transparency in foods. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Summer.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Thoughts About Best Practices in Child Rights Education. “Investment in the rights of the child”. United Nations. “Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Technology and Exploitation in Child Sexual Abuse. United Nations. “Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center.
Vissing, Y. Teaching Globalization and Diversity from a Human Rights Perspective. In submission.
Vissing, Y. and D. Nilan. 2016. A New Paradigm For Understanding Homelessness: Definitional and Measurement Considerations. Pending.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Complexity in the Determination of Child Abuse: A statistical and rights based approach. Recently submitted to law journal, pending.
Vissing, Y. 2016. Child Rights at the Crossroads. Submitted to journal, pending.
Vissing, Y. 2015. A Gluten Free Thanksgiving. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Nov. 2015.
Vissing, Y. 2015. Production of Gluten Free Foods: Let the buyer beware. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. October.
Vissing, Y and Christopher Moore-Vissing. 2015. Fall. Children and Gluten Freedom. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Sept 2015.
Vissing, Y. 2015. The Zen of Going Gluten Free. Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. Summer 2015.
Vissing, Y. 2015. Guest Editorial: It Was Cooked Up In My Kitchen: A Short History of the ASFS at its 30th Anniversary. Association for the Study of Food and Society Newsletter. Spring.
Vissing, Y., Solloway, M. Marama, S. 2014. Engaged Learning and the Art of Mindfulness in Higher Education. NEFDC’s The Exchange. Publication of the New England Faculty Development Consortium.
Hudson, C. and Y. Vissing. 2013. Sustainability at the Edge of Chaos: Its limits and possibilities in public health. BioMed Research International. Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 801614, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/801614 or http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2013/801614/
Vissing, Y. 2012. Protecting Children Also Protects Colleges. Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 2. http://chronicle.com/article/Protecting-Children-Also/135526/
Vissing, Y. 2012. Homeless Children and Youth: An examination of legal obstacles and directions. Vol 13, No. 2. 13 J.L. Soc’y __ (2012) Wayne State University Journal of Law in Society.
Vissing, Y. Hudson, Christopher and Yvonne Vissing. The Geography of Adult Homelessness in the US: Validation of State and County Estimates Health & Place. Health and Place. 2012.
Vissing, Y. Teaching The Sociology of Sport to Sociology of Children and Youth Scholars.
In Kyle Longest’s Sociology of Sport, American Sociological Association. 2008, 2011.
Vissing, Y. The Use of Volunteers in Child Care Settings. Child Care Information Exchange Nov. 2008.
Vissing, Y. Safety Issues in the Transportation of Young Children. Child Care Inforation Exchange. October. 2008.
Vissing, Y. War and Children. Sextent. Fall 2004.
Vissing, Y. Prepping Homeless Students For School. The Education Digest. March 2004. Vol 69, no 7: p 34-38.
Vissing, Y. The Yellow School Bus Project: How Religious and Community Organizations can Prepare Homeless Children For School. Phi Delta Kappan. Winter 2003.
Vissing, Y. The Subtle War Against Children. Fellowship. Spring 2003.
Vissing, Y. Homelessness in Middle School Students. The Prevention Researcher. 2001.
Vissing, Y. and J. Diament. “Homeless Youth in My Community?” International Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness. 1997.
Vissing, Y and Joseph Diament. “Counting Homeless Adolescents”. Social Work. 1996.
Vissing, Y.M, Dorothy Schroepfer and Fred Bloise. “Homeless Students, Heroic Sudents”. Phi Delta Kappa. March 1994. 535-539.
Vissing, Y.M., and D. Siress. “Training for expertise vs training for trust: Issues in educational gerontology”. Educational Gerontology. 1994.
Vissing, Y.M. and M.A. Straus. “Verbal Aggression by Parents and Psycho-Social Problems of Children”. Child Abuse and Neglect. 1991. 15,223-38.
Vissing, Y.M. “Holistic Health in Michigan: Organizational Structure and Personal Perspectives”. Journal of Holistic Nursing, Fall 1987.
Vissing, Y.M. “Self Care as Family Primary Health Care” Special Issue, Marriage and Family Review. vol. 11, no. 3/4. 1987.
Vissing, Y.M. “Primary Health Care in the Third World”. Contemporary Sociology. May 1986.
Vissing, Y.M. “Holistic Health Associations: Philosophy and Goals”. Journal of Holistic Nursing. May 1985.
Vissing, Y.M. and M.A. Burke. “Nursing Professionals and the Art of Visualization”. Journal of Psychosocial Medicine and Mental Health. Volume 22, number 1: 29-34. January 1984.
Vissing, Y.M. and J.C. Petersen. “Taking Laetrile: Conversion to Medical Deviance. Journal of the American Cancer Society, CA. November, 1981.
Wagenfeld, M.O.,Vissing, Y.M., J.C. Petersen, and G.E. Markle. “Notes from the Cancer Underground: Health Attitudes and Practices of Participants in the Laetrile Underground”. Social Science and Medicine. volume 24, number 8, 1979.
Vissing, Y.M. “Folklore and Sociology of Steamboat Workers on the Ohio River”. Waterways Journal. October 21, P 42-46. 1978.
Vissing, Y.M. “What do the Schools want in Substance Abuse Education and Prevention?” Journal of Drug Education. Volume 8, number 4, 1978.
Vissing, Y. Juvenile Parole Officers. Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency. Wiley. 2016.
Vissing, Y. Parole Officer Training. Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications. 2011.
Vissing, Y. Community Partnerships. Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications. 2011.
Vissing, Y. Humanitarianism. Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications. 2011.
Vissing, Y. Boot Camps. Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications. 2011.
Vissing, Y. Peace Training: Assessing Success in Peacemaking. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press. 2009.
Vissing, Y. Eminent Person Mediation. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press 2009.
Vissing, Y. Warless Societies. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press. 2009.
Vissing, Y. Women’s Rights. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press 2009.
Vissing, Y. Human Survival in the Nuclear Age. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press. 2009.
Vissing, Y. Dialogue Circles and Groups. Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press. 2009.
Vissing, Y. Childlessness. The Encyclopedia of Human Development. Neil J. Salkind, Kim DeRuyck, Kristin Rasmussen. Sage Publications. California. 2006.
Vissing, Y. Homelessness. Encyclopedia of New England. Burt Feintuch. Sage Publications CA 2006.
Vissing, Y. Poverty and Housing. Encyclopedia of New England. Burt Feintuch. Sage Publications CA 2006.
Vissing, Y and B. Whit. The Sociology of Food. Published by Ferris State University.
Vissing, Y. and Q. Moore-Vissing. The Peace College Conference Papers.
Reports (recent only)
Vissing, Y., Rosa Menderos, Sara Moore, Yvonne Ruiz. 2015-6. A Community Resource Guide of Salem, MA. Produced for Salem State University.
Vissing, Y. and Shraddha Gaikwad. 2014. A review of international child studies programs. 2014. Salem State University.
Vissing, Y. and Shraddha Gaikwad. 2014. Bibliography of International Child Studies Scholars. 2014. Salem State University.
Vissing, Y. 2014. Review of Whiting Foundation Fellowship Activities in the UK and Ireland: Child Studies Program Analysis of Current and Future Directions
Vissing, Y. 1992. Child and Family Homelessness in New England. Homelessness: New England & Beyond New England Journal of Public Policy Special Issue, Padraig O’Malley, ed. Published by University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Mass.
Invited PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (selected of 100+ presentations)
Vissing, Y. Comparison of Child Rights in the United States and Wales. To be presented July 2016 in Boston at the 2016 Conference of the North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture. Harvard University.
Vissing, Y. Child Rights in the USA. Yale University. April 9, 2016.
Vissing, Y. Importance of Child Rights and Treaty Implementation of the UNCRC. To be presented at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights and Global Peace Summit April 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Vissing, Y. and S. Burris. How Google Shapes Perception of Child Rights in the 50 US States. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Association meetings. March 2016. Boston.
Vissing, Y. Child Rights, the UNCRC, and the Potential Benefits of This Human Rights Treaty. Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN, January 28-30 at the American University Washington College of Law.
Vissing, Y. and S. Burris. Google and Child Rights: What Technology Teaches Us. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Association Meetings, Boston, MA. March.
Vissing, Y. An Analysis of Child Rights as Human Rights. Presentation at American Sociological Association conference, Chicago, IL. August.
Vissing, Y. A child-rights oriented community partnership approach towards increasing child and youth safety. International Resilience Conference Pathways III. Delhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2015.
Vissing, Y. A theoretical model to international child-rights and its relationship to resiliency. International Resilience Conference Pathways III. Delhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2015.
Vissing, Y. The United States and Children’s Rights: A review of its current status. Invited presentation at the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Amsterdam. November 17, 2014.
Vissing, Y. Human Rights, Changing the Culture of Children’s Rights in the USA. Presentation at the 5th Annual International Conference on Human Rights Education. Washington DC. American University of Law. December 4, 2014.
Vissing, Y. Sustainability at the Edge of Chaos: Its limits and possibilities for homeless children and youth. Kings College, London. Oct.
Vissing, Y. Children’s Rights as Human Rights: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. University of London. Oct.
Vissing, Y. Building Community Partnerships To Safeguard Children. Queens University, Belfast. Oct.
Vissing, Y. Sarah, Javier Trevino. Preparing for a Program Review. Eastern Sociological Association meetings, Boston. 3.24.13
Vissing, Y. Review of the CAST Program, Winona State University, Dean of Arts and Sciences presentation.
Vissing, Y. Review of the Sociology Program, Winona State University. Dean of Arts and Sciences presentation.
Vissing, Y., K. Gamer, E. Teixteria, and H. Sufferti. Research in Practice: What the Archives from the National Coalition from the Homeless have to Teach Us and How We Can Take Research To The Next Highest Level. National Coalition for the Homeless. Washington DC. October 2012.
Vissing, Y. Economic Problems, entitlement programs and the American family. ,American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 2012.
Vissing, Y. Homeless children and youth: An examination of legal challenges and directions. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 2012.
Vissing, Y. Resiliency, risk and recidivism in juvenile offenders. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. August 2012.
Vissing, Y. and C. Hudson. Making Essential Research Essentially Easy: A Workshop To Identify Research Needs and Resources. Horizons for Children. Boston. May 2012.
Vissing, Y. Developmental Effects of Homelessness on Children. Lesley College Conference on Children and Poverty. Boston, MA. Nov. 2011.
Vissing, Y. McCie Keynote Speaker. The Power of Peaceful Pursuits. Middlesex Community College. Lowell, MA. Oct. 2011.
Vissing, Y. and Joann Gu. Food Pantry Utilization and Client Satisfaction. Bootstraps. Beverly, MA.
Vissing, Yvonne. Santa Claus as a Nonmaterialism Contributor to Child Development. Child and Teen Consumer conference. June 21 Norpking, Sweden. 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Identifying Sources of Social Support For Children During Challenging Times. International Sociological Association. Gothenburg, Sweden. July 11-17 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Identifying Risk and Resiliency Factors for Juveniles. International Sociological Association. Gothenburg, Sweden. July 11-17 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne and Joseph Diament. Helping “Bad Kids” to Stay Good: An analysis of juvenile probation risk factors. International Resilience Project. The Social Ecology of Resilience. Delhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 7 – 10 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Helping Children To Be Resilient After The Death Of A Classmate.
International Resilience Project. The Social Ecology of Resilience. Delhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 7 – 10 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Conducting Departmental Reviews: A workshop for chairpersons. American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. August 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Departmental Self-study: conducting institutional research and its relationship to strategic planning. American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. August 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne. Conducting Institutional Research. Departmental Resources Group. American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA. August 2010.
Vissing, Yvonne and Joann Gu. Food Pantry Utilizers and Service Improvement. Presentation at Bootstraps community meeting, Beverly MA. September 2010
Vissing, Yvonne. Assessment Practices in Higher Education. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2009). Madrid, Spain Nov 16 – 18 2009.
Vissing, Yvonne. Teacher As Consultant: Shifting the Locus of Control in the Educatioal Process. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2009). Madrid, Spain Nov 16 – 18 2009.
Vissing, Yvonne. Advancing Undergraduate Research. New England Sociological Association. Northeastern University, Boston MA. Nov 9, 2009.
Vissing, Yvonne. Protecting Other People’s Children. American Camping Association. Orlando, Florida. February 19, 2009.
Vissing, Yvonne and Christopher Hudson. How Can You Measure Homelessness More Accurately? National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Washington DC. Nov. 1 2008.
Vissing, Y. Definition and Measurement: The Link in Identifying Homeless Children and Youth. New Hampshire Homeless Educator’s Conference. Concord, NH. October 2008.
Vissing, Y. Building Philanthropic Behavior in Communites. New Hampshire Homeless Educator’s Conference. Concord, NH. October 2008.
- Vissing. Is Justice Served? National Organizational Analysis of Juvenile Parole Boards. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Sociology of Law session. Boston, MA August 2008.
- Vissing. The Role of Santa Claus in Families and Communities. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Sociology of Children and Youth session. Boston, MA August 2008.
- Vissing. Health Care and Health Risk Factors for Homeless Youth. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Medical Sociology session. Boston, MA August 2008.
- Vissing and Brad Frithsen. Juvenile Prole Board Organization and The Creation of Juvenile Justice. First Annual Research Conference on Children and Youth. Bridgwater State College. Bridgewater, MA. July 2008.
Vissing, Yvonne and Quixada Moore Vissing. Mobilizing Youth To Address the Public Health Problem of War and Interpersonal Violence. Building Global Health for Today and Tomorrow: Unite For Sight’s 5th Annual International Health Conference. Yale University. New Haven, CT. April12-13. 2008.
Vissing, Yvonne and Christopher Hudson. How Do They Do It? An analysis of how The Lion’s Clubs have been successful international advocates for vision. Building Global Health for Today and Tomorrow: Unite For Sight’s 5th Annual International Health Conference. Yale University. New Haven, CT. April12-13. 2008.
Vissing, Yvonne and Christopher Hudson. Impact of Housing Distress and Homelessness on Health and Well-Being. Building Global Health for Today and Tomorrow: Unite For Sight’s 5th Annual International Health Conference. Yale University. New Haven, CT. April12-13. 2008.
Vissing, Yvonne and Christopher Hudson. Health Care of the Homeless: Successful Practices of Case Managers. Building Global Health for Today and Tomorrow: Unite For Sight’s 5th Annual International Health Conference. Yale University. New Haven, CT. April12-13. 2008.
Vissing, Yvonne. Listening to children in divorce and custody cases. Researching Children Conference. Hermann Gmeiner Academy, Innsbruck, Austria. December 10-12, 2007.
Vissing, Yvonne. Impact of housing distress from a child’s perspective. Researching Children Conference. Hermann Gmeiner Academy, Innsbruck, Austria. December 10-12, 2007.
Vissing, Y. Historical Trends in Child Abuse and Neglect. In The Name of The Child: The social and cultural history of children and youth. Linkoping University, Noorroping, Sweden. June 27-30, 2007
Vissing, Y. Research Protocols in Sociology of Children and Youth. Athens Instutite for Education and Research. Athens, Greece. May 13- 17, 2007.
Vissing, Y. Use of Alternative Healing Techniques To Increase Worker Productivity. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. May 9 – 12, 2007. Stockholm, Sweden.
Vissing, Y. TheYellow School Bus Project. National Homeless Educators Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas Nov. 2006.
Vissing, Y. Health Needs of Homeless and At Risk High School Students. National Homeless Educators Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas Nov. 2006.
Vissing, Y and John McGah. Curriculum for Teaching Children About Poverty and Homelessness in America. National Homeless Educators Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas Nov. 2006.
Vissing, Y. Effect of Poverty on the Health of Homeless Teens. American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada. August 2006.
Vissing, Y. and Quixada Moore-Vissing. Youth and the Development of a Peace Culture. American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada. August 2006.
Vissing, Y. Rhetoric of Concern: Child Poverty and Homelessness in the United States. Stories for Childhood, Histories of Childhood. University of Tours, Tours, France. November 2005.
Vissing, Y. Effects of War on Children: Action Implementation Strategies. Childwatch Internation Research Network, University of Oslo, Norway. June 29 – July 3, 2005.
Vissing, Y. Effects of Homelessness on Children. Childwatch Internation Research Network, University of Oslo, Norway. June 29 – July 3, 2005.
Vissing, Y. Verbal Abuse of Children. Childwatch Internation Research Network, University of Oslo, Norway. June 29 – July 3, 2005.
Vissing, Y. Effects of War on Children: Sociological Imperatives for Action. 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stokholm, Sweden. July 5 – 9, 2005.
Vissing, Y. Homeless Children and Youth: Social Factors Leading Toward Resilience. Pathways to Resilience: An International Conference. Hosted by the International Resilience Project, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 15-17, 2005
Vissing, Y. A New Model for Igniting Peace Involvement: The Peace College. Association for Humanist Sociology. Annual Meeting. Nov 4 – 7, 2004. Louisville, KY.
Vissing, Y. Keynote Address: The Current State of Homeless Children and Youth: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies. Conference on The Invisible Child: Rural Poverty and Children. Muskegium College, Ohio. Sept 2004.
Vissing, Y. Homeless Children: The Role and Responsibilities of the Media. Pew Charitable Trust Media Project. Akron, Ohio. March 26, 2002.
Vissing, Y. Issues in Evaluating Drug and Alcohol Programs. Society for Applied Anthropology. Merida, Mexico. March 31, 2001.
Vissing, Y and J. Johnson. 2000. Youth At Risk: A review of adolescent and teen behavior. HIV/AIDS Conference. Waterville Valley, NH. June 2000.
Vissing, YM. Verbal Abuse of Children. New Hampshire Bar Association’s annual meeting. Bedford, NH. October. 1997.
Vissing, YM. Homeless Children and Community Involvement. New Hampshire Bar Association’s annual meeting. Bedford, NH. October. 1996.
Vissing, YM. Research Issues in the Study of Homeless Children and Families. Ohio Rural Homeless Conference. Columbus, Ohio. 1995.
Vissing, YM, D. Siress, and C Hudson. “Care and Case Management: Definitions of Service Distinctions”. Canadian Health Care Annual Meeting. Toronto, Oct. 1994.
Vissing, YM. and D. Siress. “Training Gerontologists for Rural Areas”. Prepared for the Association for Gerontology in Health Education. Louisville, KY. March 1993.
Vissing, YM. “Evaluating HIV-AIDS education programs”. Prepared for the Southeastern Regional Educational Service Center. Manchester, NH. February 1993.
Vissing, YM. “Institutionalized Abuse of Children.” Prepared for the International Conference on Child Protection. Montreal, Canada. October 1992.
Vissing, Y. and Siress, D. “Organization of Alzheimer’s Services in Rural Areas’. American Geriatric Society meetings. Lexington, KY. August 1992.
Vissing, Y.M,. J. C. and Chris Hudson. “Rural-Urban Issues in the Mental Health of Families and Children”. American Sociological Association. August 1991.
Vissing, Y.M. and D. Schroepfer. “Homeless Children in Small Towns”. Child Welfare League of America North Atlantic Regional Conference. June 1991.
Vissing, Y.M. “Family Homelessness in New Hampshire”. Presented to the New Hampshire State Department of Education. Feb. 8, 1991.
Vissing, Y.M. and Chris Hudson. “Rural-Urban Issues in the Mental Health of Families and Children”. International Sociology Meetings, Madrid, Spain, August 1990.
Vissing, Y.M. “Preliminary Findings of School and Student Problems Due to Homelessness”. New Hampshire – Vermont State Education Departments. June 3-4, 1990.
Vissing, Y.M. “The Community Health Physician and Role as Child Abuse Protection Advocate”. Boston University School of Medicine. January 11, 1990.
Vissing, Y.M. and M.A. Straus “Verbal Aggression by Parents and Psycho-Social Problems of Children”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. San Francisco, CA. August 1989.
Vissing, Y.M. “Medical Student as Healer”. Association for Behavioral Science in Medical Education (ABSAME) annual meeting, Andover, MA. October 16, 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. “Development of Organizations to Address Multi-Dimensional Problems: The Association for the Study of Food in Society”. Association for the Study of Food in Society annual meeting, Washington DC. June 2-5, 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. “A Process Model to Understanding the Family Dynamics in Child Abuse Cases”. Sociological Practice annual meeting, Washington DC. June 14-16, 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. “Conceptualizing Child Abuse as But One Form of Child Victimization”. North Central Sociological Association meetings, Pittsburgh, PA. April 14-17, 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. “Child Sexual Abuse: Coping Mechanism Development”. North Central Sociological Association meetings, Pittsburgh, PA. April 14-17, 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. and K. Mullen. “The Great Steamboat Races Between the Belle of Louisville and the Delta Queen”. American Culture Association meetings, New Orleans, LA. March 23-26, 88.
Vissing, Y.M., D.J. Kallen, and G. Johnson. “Health Care Communication Between Parent, Child, and Physician in Primary Pediatric Settings.” Popular Culture Association meetings, New Orleans, LA. March 23-26, 1988.
Vissing, Y. and C. Schneider. “Steamboat Racing as Maintenance of Cultural Values” presented at Humanity and Society meetings, Big Rapids, MI. March 22, 1988.
Vissing, Y. “The Enigma of Child Sexual Abuse”. Presented at Chicago Area Society for the Study of Health Behavior, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL. December 1, 1987.
Vissing, Y. “The Sociological Tradition in Today’s Academia” Presented at the Sociology Department Doctoral Program Reunion, Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI. November 6, 1987.
Vissing, Y.M. and A.M. Chambers. “Childhood Sexual Abuse as a Chronic Problem in Adulthood”. Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education conference. Fallen Leaf Lake, CA. October 18-21, 1987.
Vissing, Y.M. and Kevin Mullen. “Steamboating in the Space Age”. Presented at the Popular Culture Association’s annual meeting, Montreal, Canada. March 26-29, 1987.
Vissing, Y.M. “Differences Between Lay Women Healers in the United States and Nigeria”. Presented at the International Sociological Association meetings, New Delhi, India. Aug. 1988.
Vissing, Y.M. “Making Health Care More Humane”. Association for Humanist Society. Atlanta, Georgia. October 7-10, 1985
Vissing, Y.M. “Sexual Abuse and Developmental Consequences”. Presented at Expressions: Our Sense of Self and Sexuality. Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine’s fall conference. November 1, 1985.
Vissing, Y.M. “Analysis of the Holistic Health Movement”. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Holistic Nurses Association, where I was awarded my plaque for Outstanding Article of the Year. San Diego, CA. 1985.
Vissing, Y.M. “The Social Implications of Food and Nutrition Choices of Holistic Health Advocates”. Presented at the Michigan Sociological Association meeting, East Lansing, MI. October 27, 1984.
Vissing, Y.M. “Self Care and Responsibility: Blaming the Victim Spiritual Pursuit?” Presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology’s annual meeting. Chicago, October 11-14, 1984.
Vissing, Y.M. “Dow Chemical Company and Dioxin: The Difficulties in Determining Elite Deviance”. Presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s annual meeting, San Antonio, TX. August 24, 1984.