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, will be hosting a FREE Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop on Saturday, August 7th at Thomas Ewing Junior High in Lancaster, Ohio.  This workshop is designed specifically for girls in grades 5-8 and will cover basic self-defense education and cyber safety tips and strategies for young adults and their families. 

*All registered participants are required to bring one adult female (mom, guardian, aunt, grandma, etc) to attend and actively participant in the workshop.

Both workshop sessions will be delivered by trained professionals from the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and will include the following:

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

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

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

- Sgt. Forrest R. Cassel and Det. Meadows

All individuals that register BEFORE or ON Friday, July 23rd will receive a free event t-shirt.  Please indicate your t-shirt size in the registration form.


If you have questions regarding the event, please feel free to email at

Thank you!

inspiHER Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop
Aug 07, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thomas Ewing Junior High,
2024 Sheridan Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130, USA



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.


Event Release Forms

Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop - August 7th

Individuals planning to register for the August 7th Self-Defense and Cyber Safety Workshop must complete the two required release forms below and bring the signed copies with them the day of the event.

We will have extra copies available for anyone that does not bring a signed copy with them on August 7th.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Release Forms

Below you will find the release forms required from the Fairfield County Sherrif's Department to participant in the Self-Defense Cyber Safety Workshop.

This document contains two release forms:  one for the adult participant and one for the minor participant. 

Fairfield County Sherrif's Office Release From

inspiHER Consent & Media Release Form

Below is the link to the inspiHER

Consent and Media Release form for the Self-Defense Cyber Safety Workshop.

inspiHER Release Form


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