Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop

Inspiring Confidence in Girls Through Self-Defense Education


The inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, hosted a FREE Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop on Saturday, August 7th at Thomas Ewing Junior High in Lancaster, Ohio.  This workshop was designed specifically for girls in grades 5-8 and covered the basic self-defense education and cyber safety tips and strategies for young adults and their families. 

Both workshop sessions were delivered by trained professionals from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and included the following:

Session One -  Self-Defense Basics:  This interactive session focused on creating an awareness and strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques.  The information presented was coupled with specific physical training.  

- Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Det. Roy Maple, Tiffany Hedrick, Dep. Dustin Beavers

Session Two - Cyber Safety:  This session will focused on the DO's and DON'Ts of social media and shared information on the importance of responsible digital citizenship and ways to keep themselves and their friends safe online.

- Sgt. Forrest R. Cassel and Det. Meadows

Below are pictures and video clips from the event:




Register on or before Friday, July 23rd and receive a free event t-shirt!

~ Team inspiHER

Did you know?

Between the ages of 8 and 14, girls’ confidence levels fall by 30 percent.

7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members.

The Dove Self-Esteem Project found 47% of girls aged 11-14 refuse to take part in activities that might show their bodies in any way.

75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem.

Low self-esteem is actually a thinking disorder in which an individual views himself as inadequate, unworthy, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Once formed, this negative view of self permeates every thought, producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior.

Join us in our mission to help change the narrative for girls in Fairfield County and across the Appalachian regions of Ohio.


Community Sponsors

We would like to thank our community sponsors for supporting the mission of the inspiHER Girls Leadership Foundation.


Park National Bank

Our Title Sponsor for the 2022 inspiHER Girls Leadership Retreat in Fairfield County


Krile Communications

Confidence Sponsor


Kelly Abbott & The "A" Team

 Confidence Sponsor


Clark Insurance

 Confidence Sponsor

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Jill Allen Coaching

Specialty Sponsor:  Fandanas & Water Bottles


Gentle Dental Care

Speciality Sponsor: Yoga Mats


Fairfield Medical Center

Kindness Sponsor

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Fox Foundation, Inc.

Lancaster, Ohio

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Eleanor Roosevelt