What We do
If left untreated, trauma from abuse or neglect can have lifelong negative effects on a child’s mental, physical and emotional health. Professional mental health counseling is available to child and teen victims of any form of maltreatment, including sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, bullying, witnessing domestic violence and witnessing homicide.
When child abuse or neglect cases end up in court, children benefit from having a dedicated advocate to speak for them. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, trains volunteers in McCracken, Ballard and Carlisle Counties to speak on behalf of the child’s best interests in the courtroom.
Education & Outreach
Community education is a key component to preventing or stopping child abuse. Child Watch staff and trained volunteers provide abuse prevention education in preschools, elementary schools, camps and other youth programs. We also offer abuse recognition and reporting training for area businesses and organizations.
Call to speak with a staff member regarding services or ways to get involved.
What Drives Us
Child Watch is dedicated to helping children heal, advancing awareness and strengthening families.
Established in Paducah in 1984, Child Watch addresses the very real problem of child abuse and neglect in our community. While our programs continue to expand and evolve, our primary objective or working for the safety of our children remains constant.
We provide children and families in West Kentucky with the tools to prevent child abuse when possible, and to heal and thrive when abuse occurs. Grand funds nd community support allow us to provide our services free of charge.
You can make the difference in the life of a child.
By donating to Child Watch you can help end the cycle of abuse and neglect in our community.
Your support makes our work possible.