Understanding Non-suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) in Schools – February 15, 2023

DC School Behavioral Health Community of Practice meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 pm explored the non-suicidal self-injury behaviors in the school context.

The meeting objectives are:

  • Define and examine the various forms of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior.
  • Discuss risk factors and misconceptions about the non-suicidal self-injurious behavior.
  • Share best practice strategies to work with students engaging in self-injurious behavior in school settings.
  • Adapt best practices for non-suicidal self-injurious behavior in the school context.


  • Wendy Price, Psy.D., Past President 2021-2022, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Claudia Price, LICSW, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
  • Kimberly Harrington, MSW, LICSW, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
  • Alex Vann, MA, Building Capacity, LLC

Padlet for February 15, 2023 DC CoP meeting: https://chhcs.padlet.org/chhcs1/dc-cop-meeting-february-15-2023-ex0dtf8eq9d24w9n (padlet.org)

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