Education | Advocacy | Treatment

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What We do


If left untreated, trauma 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 many varieties of trauma (including sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, witness to domestic violence and witness to 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

Our “Safety Tools and Golden Rules” teaches children to protect their bodies and expect respect from others. Child Watch staff and trained volunteers provide abuse prevention education area preschools, elementary schools, camps and other youth programs throughout the Purchase area.

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1118 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY 42001

Due to privacy regulations, you must make an appointment before an in-person visit to our facility.



Call to speak with a staff member regarding services or ways to get involved.

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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.


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You can make the difference in the life of a child.

As a nonprofit, we depend on community support and private donations, as well as grants.

Your donation helps support our programs and services.