Publications & Presentations

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Books: Published To Date

Vissing, Y.  Sociology of Children and Youth.  University of California Press.  Forthcoming, 2-17..

Vissing, Y.  In Defense of Santa.  NorLights Press.  Forthcoming 2017,

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.

 

Published Chapters:

 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. Forthcoming.

Vissing, Y. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the USA: 25 years later. To be published 2015 as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Forthcoming.

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.

 

Published Journal Articles

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.

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.

Encyclopedia Entries

 Vissing, Y. Juvenile Parole Officers. Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency. Wiley. 2015.

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.

 Conference Proceedings

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. 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

Older:

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 over 100 presentations)

 2015

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.

2014

 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.

 2013

 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.

2012

 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.

2011.

 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.

 2010

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

2009

 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.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

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

Other conferences:

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.