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Individuals and Institutions Making Progress against Abuse in Communities Together

On May 9, Safe Havens was
privileged to honor
Dr. Judith Herman with its
2024 IMPACT Award 
for her groundbreaking work on
trauma and healing.

Safe Havens' 9th Annual IMPACT Award Event is History!


Our Honoree


Judith Lewis Herman, M.D.

Safe Havens is thrilled to honor Dr. Herman for her groundbreaking work on trauma, PTSD, and healing, all of which has profoundly affected Safe Havens’ own work. Dr. Herman’s work in the field of trauma has had an important IMPACT on how people talk about and understand trauma, both nationally and internationally. Closer to home, Dr. Herman’s article, “Justice from a Victim’s Perspective” has helped Safe Havens empower faith communities to walk the trauma-to-justice journey with survivors of abuse. 

Judith Lewis Herman M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For thirty years, until she retired, Dr. Herman was Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA. She is the author of the award-winning books Father-Daughter Incest (Harvard University Press, 1981), and Trauma and Recovery (Basic Books, 1992). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1984 and the 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2007 she was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Her new book, Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice, was published in March, 2023.

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