Three-year-old Doug is energetic, intelligent and extremely articulate for his age. He was referred to the shelter as a result of physical abuse and has shown great progress since his admission. When he first arrived, he was physically and verbally aggressive towards the staff and other children and would even go so far as to strike them. Since that time, his outbursts and temper have significantly diminished. He has grown into a fun loving boy who now demonstrated an ability to enjoy and appreciate positive interaction with those around him.