Understanding the Ecomap
An ecomap is a visual tool used to describe the family's interaction with the larger community system. It is used to assess supportive and stressful linkages as well as linkages that need to be created.
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An ecomap depicts sources of conflict and support for the client, represented by shapes connected by different types of lines.
- fundamental, positive connection
- stronger connection
- neutral connection
- indicated stress or conflict
- the direction or flow of resources, energy or interest
Use this tool to analyze relationships between key players