Founding Director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies, Salem State University in Massachusetts

Yvonne Vissing, Ph.D., is Professor of Healthcare Studies and founding director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. A sociologist, she has published 8 books on community wellbeing, including Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness (Routledge 2020) and Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless children and families in small town America (University of Kentucky Press). Dr. Vissing is the US child rights policy chair for the Hope for Children UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Policy Center in Cyprus. She is also on the Human Rights Council for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Steering Committee board member for Human Rights Educators HREUSA, and is a fellow at UCONN’s Dodd Center for Human Rights.

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