We help you care for your entire community. Embedding empathy throughout our work reinforces your integrity and helps everyone move towards healing.

Why Hadley Rock?

Trust and integrity are the bedrock of your school’s reputation. Investigating sexual misconduct at your school creates an opportunity for either building the community’s trust or raising questions about both your leadership and your institution’s integrity. It is a time of extreme vulnerability for everyone, from the Board to survivors and everyone in between. Hadley Rock helps you plan for and navigate the uncertain terrain, working collaboratively with your team.

We start from a place of empathy rather than risk management. We acknowledge the risk and rely on others involved to focus on risk and liability. Our role is to make sure that everyone involved is treated with dignity and respect.   This creates a holistic approach we call using a “survivor-informed” perspective. Focusing on empathy and the desire to learn and heal establishes a commitment to uncovering the truth and taking care of your community. This approach is ultimately the best for both your school and your community of alums, parents, students, faculty and staff.

Our survivor-informed perspective ensures that you care for all participants and the broader community. This helps establish and build trust while also conveying your desire and commitment to work towards healing.

We help you create an environment where survivors feel safe discussing their experiences. We also support you in the ongoing response and focus on prevention.

“Jamie has provided remarkable insight throughout this process. Through his own experience, he understands how to support the whole school community while also recognizing the institutional challenges. He has been a great asset to us, helping us work toward healing through this challenging time.”

Todd Bland, Head of School, Milton Academy

“Jamie’s approachable manner, candor and poignant story helped our faculty and staff understand a challenging topic from a personal and systemic perspective. The workshop also gave us practical tools and talking points that will help us maintain a safe and healthy school.”

Amy WheelerAssociate Head of School, Ethel Walker

“There are so many unknowns throughout sexual misconduct investigations. The school’s leadership has been committed to holding ourselves to very high standards throughout this process, and Jamie’s perspective has helped us understand how to support not just those who were directly impacted but also the broader school community.”

Lisa Donohue, Board President, Milton Academy

“Jamie understands the trauma from a survivor’s perspective because he has lived it. He is highly sensitive to relating his experience in a way that makes it accessible for others to hear and discuss. He also understands the importance of making sure there is adequate clinical support for those who need it around this topic. Jamie has been a great partner to my team in this process.”

Lisa Morin, Director of Counselling Services, Milton Academy

“The fact that Jamie and I suffered through the same experience meant that I trusted him the first time we spoke. Knowing he was there to understand and explain the survivor perspective throughout this process gave me confidence that I was represented, and it gave me great comfort since my faith in the school had been betrayed.”

Sexual Abuse Survivor