Child abuse and neglect has been an issue for years and years, but yet we are still not able to solve the problem. There are children who are physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, along with being neglected. These innocent children do not deserve such treatment. The parents might not have ever wanted children to begin with. Their children might be smarter than they were, or they never thought of the work it takes to care for child. The parents might be alcoholics or drug users and they take out their frustration on their innocent children. The parents or guardians might have been sexually or physically abused when they were kids and this is all they know. As you can see, my paper will be on all aspects of abuse and neglect. There will be many excuses some will use and unfortunately, thats all it is, an excuse. Too many children are dying or disappearing because the parents cannot hack it. We need to find ways to protect abused and neglected children. Everyone needs to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and how the child may act.