Child Abuse Recovery Journal

The new home of Suite101's Child Abuse & Recovery Feature Writer, Susan Maree Jeavons. Susan is a child abuse survivor who provides articles, commentary, poetry, support, and information on topics related to child abuse.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

State Sex Offender Registries

Ohio has a site that provides a zip code search for sex offenders, that includes pictures.

Check your state to see if they have a registry.
State Sex Offender Registry Web Sites

Or try a Google Search of:


Friday, October 28, 2005

How Close Do You Live To A Sex Offender?

I wanted to share this link with everyone who has children or grandchildren they want to protect.

Family Watchdog

Family Watchdog is a site where you can type in your address and find a map and a list of sex offenders in your area. After the map loads, click on List and you can print out a list with names and addresses and how many miles they live from you.

I did this for all of my daughters, and hope they will keep the list on their fridge where they can see it. We must do all that we can to protect our children from these offenders.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A Poem For My Granddaughter

This poem is for my youngest granddaughter who will be two next month.

Hope For Emily

She loves baby dolls and horses
and a purple dinosaur.
She does not care about such things
as politics and war,
but her parents care about them
because her future is at stake,
though she’s just a tiny toddler
with two candles on her cake.

What will this world be like
when she reaches twenty one,
and will her parent’s concerns matter
when all is said and done?
Will she grow into a woman
that will make her parents proud?
Will she stand up for her rights,
if that is still allowed?

Maybe the world will be quite different
than what her parents now hope for,
for the child who loves dolls and horses
and a purple dinosaur…

© 2005 Susan Maree Jeavons-All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Rainy Day Request

On this chilly, rainy Tuesday, I am trying to learn how to make my new home a place where survivors can come to share their stories and find hope.

If you are a child abuse survivor with your own blog, please send me the link so that I may add it here. I will not add links that contain X-rated material. I welcome sites on any topics that are related to child abuse.

I look forward to getting to know other survivors and re-connecting with old friends.

Here is a poem I wrote after watching the movie, Woman, Thou Art Loosed!


Man has been using
and abusing woman
long enough,
and we tired of it!

We ain’t gonna take it anymore!
We ain’t gonna spread our legs
when them legs are weary
and aching anymore!

We ain’t gonna do that nasty thang
just to feed your need anymore!
There’ll be no more fondling our breasts
or grabbing our hips!

No more whiskey-tasting lips
telling lies and giving alibis
for your adulterous ways
and your vulgar displays!

We ain’t gonna be terrified,
and we ain’t gonna lay down our pride
just to give you a free ride
on this honey train no more!

So watch your step Mister,
cause this sister ain’t no whore,
and Mister, just so you know-
this sister ain’t gonna take it anymore!

© 2004 Susan Maree Jeavons-All Rights Reserved

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Coming Soon!

Look for my first article here at my new home, in November:

Surviving The Holidays, A Child Abuse Survivors Guide

Until then, here's a poem dedicated to Tesslynn O'Cull:

In Memory of Tesslynn O’Cull-1994-1997

Tesslynn O’Cull was only 3-years-old,
when they found her body in a grave near Sweet Home.
It was the worst case of child abuse they’d ever seen
thanks to Jesse Compton and methamphetamine.

This beautiful child was tortured to death,
and I vowed that until my very last breath,
I would tell her story so we’d never forget,
for society owes her at least this debt.

Others saw the abuse, yet they did not tell,
and this child’s life was a living hell.
She was shocked, raped and beaten and no one cared,
as her mother watched, Tesslynn sat and stared.

Tesslynn dared not scream or she’d have to pay
when Jesse threw knives and punches her way.
People came and went, but refused to step in,
so high on drugs that it didn’t matter to them.

Stella Kizer and Jesse Compton must pay their dues,
still the story of Tesslynn is now old news,
and though some may forget, I will keep my vow
to keep her memory alive somehow.

There’s a picture of Tesslynn on my office wall,
and at night in my dreams I can hear her call.
As she reaches out from beyond the grave,
I weep for the child that we could not save,

I weep for the child that we could not save…

© 2005 Susan Maree Jeavons-All Rights Reserved

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Welcome to My New Home On The Web!

On October 31st Suite101 will cease to exist as we know it.
Due to major changes being implemented by Suite101, I did not know what my future at Suite101 would be. All of my articles will still be available as "related articles" to the new main topic, but everything else topic related may be gone, including discussion threads, related pages, and links. That is almost seven years of hard work and research that will be gone. So I have decided to start this blog. I will be posting articles, links and poetry here instead of at Suite101 for now. I hope you will post your comments and let me know what you think of my new home.

This is new to me, so please be patient with me.

Susan Maree