Self-Defense & Cyber Safety Workshop

Inspiring Confidence Through Self-Defense Education -  August 7, 2021

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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:

Breakout Sessions & Presenters 

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RESILIENCE:

Goodbye Fear, Hello Courage!

Shianne Swinehart
Identify Designs and Ohio University Lancaster 

Fear is a LIAR! Let go of what holds you back and welcome opportunity without the fear of failure.

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CONFIDENCE: 
Smile from the Inside Out

Dr. Danielle Johnson-Curry, Aubrey Neeley, and Stacy Smith 

Gentle Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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CONFIDENCE: Smile from the Inside Out

Aubrey Neeley

Gentle Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU.  You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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CONFIDENCE: Smile from the Inside Out

Stacy Smith

Gental Dental Care

Embrace your individuality and feel confident being YOU. You are a unique, one-of-a-kind and beautiful YOU.

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SELF-CARE: 
Junior High 101

Joey Conrad

6th Grade Teacher

Bloom-Carroll Local Schools

Junior High can be a time of sticky social situations and self doubt.  In this session, girls will learn helpful tools about self care, developing confidence, and being 100% comfortable with being yourself. Girls will learn how to feel awesome and build confidence that only comes from being unique.

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RESILIENCE: Self-Defense Training

Fairfield County Sheriff's Department

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Department will be providing self-defense training for all participants and mentors. This interactive session will focus on creating an awareness and a strong survival-oriented attitude in the area of self-defense tactics and techniques.  The information presented will be coupled with specific physical training and presented by Sgt. T.J. Strawn, Det. Roy Maple, Tiffany Hedrick, Dep. Dustin Beavers.

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SELF-CARE: 
Find Your Strong

Jill Allen

Jill Allen Coaching

Let’s be fit, fierce and unstoppable!  Being healthy, strong, and fit provides a foundation that will encourage girls to show up as their best self. The girls will learn helpful tips about nutrition, exercise and mindset and how overall fitness levels will impact their social interactions, academics and athletics.

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LEADERSHIP: Girls Who Code

Robin Caudill & Jennifer Bradley, Mother/Daughter Duo

Many girls start out being interested in STEM topics, but veer away from these areas as a choice for a career path. The drop-off for interest in computer science usually happens for girls between the ages of 13 and 17. Girls Who Code and many other organizations seek to change that by encouraging girls at an early age to learn how to program and enter the field of computer science. In this session, girls will get a chance to learn about coding and about women in the computer science space.  Girls will also be invited to join a new club of Girls Who Code in Fairfield County.  Stay tuned!

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LEADERSHIP: Let Your True Colors Shine in Leadership

Sarah Collins

Lancaster High Assistant Principal

Ever wonder why you click with some people and not others? Come learn how to let your true colors shine as you explore how to maximize your leadership skills by recognizing personality traits in yourself and others.

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OPTIONAL PARENT SESSION: Mental Health

Dr. Ambrele Prater, LPCC-S

Suicide Prevention Clinical Lead Supervisor

Nationwide Children's Hospital

This session, presented by Nationwide Children's Hospital, is an optional session for parents/guardians of registered participants attending the retreat.  This session addresses topics such as signs of depression, youth anxiety, and self injury;  warning signs and risk factors associated with youth suicide, and effective strategies for responding to these topics. *The session will take place in the middle school auditorium.