Yvonne Vissing is currently a Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the Centre for Childhood and Youth Studies at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. She has worked in the area of child and youth advocacy for her entire career and Child rights education and HRE are her major research areas. She is on the Human Rights Council for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, a U.S. Child Rights Policy Chair for Hope for Children UNCRC Policy Center in Cyprus and was trained at the Equitas International Human Rights Training Program.
Yvonne has worked as a teacher, researcher, consultant, therapist, award-winning film-maker, mediator, and writer. She has authored more than six books and many chapters, professional journal articles and other publications. She is a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Whiting Foundation Fellow, and was appointed by the Governor to be on the New Hampshire Juvenile Parole Board. Yvonne is also on the board of the National Coalition for the Homeless and works with different child rights groups in the United States. The pursuit of human rights, community-building, resiliency, peace, and justice drive her work. Yvonne lives on a small farm in rural New Hampshire with her three beautiful children.