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Case Study Tools
  • Explore the town
  • Interaction Matrix
  • Mapping The Case
  • Ecomap
  • Perspective
  • My Values
  • Notebook


Understanding the Ecomap

An ecomap is a structural diagram of a client's most important relationships with people, groups, and organizations. Social workers use this tool to show the coalition of resources that seem likely to affect a client's efforts to achieve personal goals. Select a client below to view their ecomap.

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Create your own ecomap >>

Click here for a PDF of an ecomap template you can print out to draw your own.

Ecomap Key

An ecomap depicts sources of conflict and support for the client, represented by shapes connected by different types of lines.

  • important or positive connection
  • neutral connection
  • indicates stress or conflict
  • a tenuous relationship
  • the direction or flow of resources, energy or interest

Interaction Matrix

Use this tool to analyze relationships between key players