We are always looking to expand our information here. Pleas send us suggestions at [email protected]


  • Survivor Advocates are available through the Academy for current students and alumni (especially supportive if you are considering a return to campus that could be potentially traumatic). Support from these advocates can be arranged through the Dean of Student of Well Being, Christina Palmer (cdpalmer(insert “at” symbol)exeter.edu).
  • HAVEN is working with academy students and alumni now. If you are in crisis, or get a message from a student in crisis, the number for HAVEN is 1-603-994-SAFE (7233). A trained advocate will answer 24/7. You can feel confident about referring this number or using this service yourself. If you are an alumni who wants to report your assault for the first time, we recommend to start with  HAVEN. They can help you with further reports to Exeter PD, or the Academy, if this is your wish.
  • Secret Facebook Groups
    There are two secret Facebook Groups that provide confidential support for alumni survivors. One is a support group, led by Susannah Morrison Curtis, which includes alumni survivors of harm both at PEA and beyond. The other is an action group led by Ann Malabre ’81. If you’d like to join one of these, and feel you are ready to interact with other survivor alums about your harm, please email: [email protected] 
  • Private Facebook Group with Alumni for AdvocacyThere is another Facebook group for all alumni interested in advocacy and discussion about sexual misconduct on campus.  Processing PEA is a closed group (posts and members not visible publicly) created in response to news about allegations of sexual misconduct at PEA. PPEA is not a “victims” group, rather it is filled with around 2,000 alumni who want a private space to discuss PEA news.
  • Hidden Waters provides resources and healing circles for survivors, parent os survivors, affected family members, those who harmed, family of those who harmed, and circles for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ in all categories

  • I Have the Right to… The organization started by Alex and Susan Prout, parents of a survivor from St. Paul’s School for middle and high school students, parents, and educators looking for information, support, and avenues of action against sexual assault.


Trauma & Recovery, Truth & Repair, Dr. Judith Herman

The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk

Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound, Peter Levine

The Pain We Carry: Healing from PTSD for People of Color, Natalie Y Gutierrez

Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We aren’t Being Fooled, Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell

Sexual Justice, Alexandra Brodsky

Atlas of the Heart, Brene Brown

What Happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, Dr. Bruce Perry, and Oprah Winfrey

Know My Name, Chanel Miller

Organizational Betrayal: How Schools Enable Employee Sexual Misconduct and How to Stop It, Dr. Charol Shakeshaft (due out spring 2024, Harvard Education Press)


Education Week: Sexual Abuse by Educators Is Scrutinized

By Caroline Hendrie — March 10, 2004

Yet despite the limitations of the existing research base, the scope of the problem appears to far exceed the priest abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, said Charol Shakeshaft, the Hofstra University scholar who prepared the report.


Trauma Therapy has Changed–Here’s How by Emma Cameron


The Science of Spiritual Narcissism


Australian of the Year Grace Tame is speaking to Kerry O’Brien at a Griffith University event about sexual assault and power relations including the weaponizing of silence and the impacts of grooming:


Science Validates an Unexpected Connection Between PTSD and Shakespeare


Addressing rape culture to prevent sexual assault 


Culture of silence keeps abuse systems in place 


A Standard of Care for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct by School Employees

Charol Shakeshaft  1 , Rebecca L Smith  2 , Steven Tucker Keener  3 , Emma Shakeshaft  4


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Private or closed FB groups for Exeter Survivors and Supporters, please email Julia or Ann at: [email protected]




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