Study finds young people who feel hopeful about future, tend to stay out of trouble
Young people who feel hopeful about the future, tend to stay out of trouble, that's according to a new study from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Researchers surveyed more than 800,000 at-risk teens enrolled in a violence prevention program.
Those with positive outlooks, and who had plans for the future, were less likely to commit violent acts.
Before entering the program, two-thirds of the participants had been in a fight, and a quarter had threatened someone with a weapon.