Youth Protection Summit
The Dan Beard Council welcomed everyone to a Youth Protection Summit which brought together the leadership of youth serving organizations in our community to discuss and collaborate on best practices to protect the youth that they serve. This important seminar focused on learning new skills and methods to adapt and improve those measures.
Held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Scout Achievement Center located at 10017 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241, participants learn ed about the following topics from key leaders in our community:
- Recognizing Abuse & Neglect
- Mental Health First Aid
- Youth Protection Best Practices
- Reporting Abuse & More
Dr. Robert A. Shapiro, MD
Dr. Robert Shapiro is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Director of the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He has worked and published in the field of child abuse and neglect for over 25 years and has taken his work upstream to help families improve childhood outcomes by addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences. Dr. Shapiro is a principal leader within Joining Forces for Children, a community-wide collective impact initiative which aims to improve child health and development by reducing the effects of toxic stress.
Hear from Key Leaders in our Community:
Gretta Herberth began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Frederick D. Nelson of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. From 2005-2009, she was a Clermont County Assistant Public Defender where she handled hundreds of felony and juvenile delinquency cases. Ms. Herberth joined Laufman & Napolitano in 2009. Her practice focused on Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law and Criminal Defense. During her time in private practice, Ms. Herberth became qualified, under Rule 48 of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules of Superintendence, to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem. After several years serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in private practice, she decided to join the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office in 2014 in order to focus her career on representing the best interests of children. In February 2017, Ms. Herberth joined the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as a Team Lead in the Family Law Division where she represents Hamilton County Job and Family Services and supervises a team of assistant prosecutors.
Anna Marchiony began her career with Hamilton County Job and Family Services in 2017 as an Assessment Caseworker for the Children’s Services department. Ms. Marchiony held this role for two and a half years before promoting to Assessment Supervisor in 2019. In 2021, Ms. Marchiony transitioned to her current role of Community Outreach Coordinator, where she works with and educates the community about Children’s Services. Ms. Marchiony also develops and implements various projects with the agency’s practice advancement team.
Tara Resendiz-Trejo received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University and Master of Arts Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Mrs. Resendiz-Trejo started her career in Children’s Services in 2012 with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as an Assessment Caseworker, later promoting to a Manager. Mrs. Resendiz-Trejo started her career with Hamilton County Job and Family Services in 2016 as a 241-KIDS After Hours Manager. She was one of the After-Hours Managers for 5 years and was a Safety Culture Administrator for a short period of time. Mrs. Resendiz-Trejo currently holds a position as an Assessments Section Chief in Hamilton County. Mrs. Resendiz-Trejo is approachable, knowledgeable, and passionate about ensuring staff are properly trained and informed regarding the agency’s Safety Decision Making Model and confident in their role at Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
Robert Warfel is currently the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to serving at Xavier, he was a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for approximately 22 years developing experience in case management, program management, and security operations including national and regional programs of diverse FBI security initiatives in both international and domestic environments. Robert Warfel’s experience and specialized knowledge developed expertise in Crisis Management, Media and Public Relations, Critical Incident Response, Continuity of Operations Planning, special event security operations, and team and human resource management. Robert Warfel received his BA from Butler University and his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern College of Law and practiced law in Ohio before entering the FBI in 1997.
Tony Coder, a native of tiny Lewiston in Logan County, was appointed February 25, 2019 as new head of the foundation, which is a subsidiary of the National Association on Mental Illness Ohio. The foundation is housed in Columbus. Tony has a long history of dealing with mental health, addiction and social service issues, dating back to his first job as pastor of the LaPointe United Methodist Church in Ottawa County. As he felt God’s calling to ministry, Coder said he felt the calling to work in other ways to help people. That led to a position with Ohio Job and Family Services, then into the administration of former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft. Coder worked for First Lady Hope Taft from 2000 to 2006, primarily on drug and alcohol issues. He guided the award-winning Smart and Sober campaign, featuring former Happy Days actor Henry Winkler. He later worked again for Job and Family Services before joining the Drug Free Action Alliance as assistant director and later with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities.
8:00am – 8:45am | Registration, Midway Opens & Continental Breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am | Welcome & Program Opening
9:00am – 10:30am | Breakout Session #1
10:30am – 10:45am | Break, Midway Opens Briefly
10:45am – 12:15pm | Breakout Session #2
12:15pm – 12:30pm | Break, Midway Opens Briefly
12:30pm – 1:00pm | Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm | Keynote Speaker Robert A. Shapiro, MD
1:30pm | Midway Opens & Networking