During our studies, we became aware of pervasive, discriminatory incidents involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in classrooms and field placements. In response, we produced a training video highlighting student voices and experiences.
The original version of BAD FIT focuses on issues that arise in the social work classroom. It was extremely well received at the national Council on Social Work Education (CSWE, 2005, NYC) conference and we distributed over 40 copies to professors for use in their social work classrooms nationwide. We also presented our work at the Association for Women in Psychology conference (AWP, 2006, Michigan).
At the Hunter graduation, we were honored with an award from the student body for outstanding commitment to social work education.
BAD FIT is currently being utilized by professors in BSW and MSW programs, in field supervisor trainings, at agency professional development seminars and by student organizations. University libraries have purchased BAD FIT for their collections.