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New Study Shows Products Can Act As Emotional Attachment in a Fearful Situation
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, brands can provide emotional attachment when a person-to-person support system is not available in a fearful situation. The authors of...more



Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more

Indigenous Social Enterprise Program Harbors Support from School and Local Government
Haere Whakamua, an indigenous social enterprise program, gathers support from the Auckland Council and the University of Auckland Business School to release potential business opportunities in both...more

Low-Income Men Trapped At the Crossway of Race, Place and Poverty
An Urban Institute paper reports on the experiences and challenges of men at the margins between the ages of 18 and 44, and focuses on their experiences in five areas: education, employment, family,...more

Homelessness Count in America Silently Drops, So Too It Will Quietly Rise Up
There has been a tremendous drop of homelessness in the US. However, despite its quiet descent, there is a possibility that it will also silently go up. Major intervention is needed in order to...more

Behavioral Science with Social Media Lead to Improved Health Behaviors Among HIV-Risk Men
In the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, a UCLA study documents an evidence-based approach that behavioral science with social media and online communities can lead to improved...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

A Fact Sheet on Investing in Young Children
CLASP, in collaboration with National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), presents the report, "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and...more

Mapping the Homelessness Problem in America
Nonprofits, designers, and technology specialists have gathered together at the recent Hack to End Homelessness event in Seattle to visualize and contextualize the homelessness problem across the...more






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An Accidental Social Enterprise


An Accidental Social Enterprise

Helen Trevaskis was inspired during her trips to India. As she visited the poverty-stricken slums of Bangalore, Delhi, Agra and Bombay, Trevaskis chose to create Clean Hands Inc, a fledgling social enterprise to improve health in developing countries through improved hand hygiene.


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