ecomap


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ecomap

 [ek´o-map″]
a family assessment tool consisting of a graphic representation of a family relationship with its environment.
Family ecomap of external relationships. Pictured here are but a few of the many that could be considered. Key: ______ Strong, supportive positive relationship; -----Erratic, conflicted relationship, sometimes supportive and sometimes disruptive; ····Negative, disruptive, or nonexistent relationship. From Betz et al., 1994.

ecomap

(ĕk′ō-măp″)
A family interview and assessment tool that delineates the needs, patterns, and relationships among family members and the environment.
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Once the ECOMAP is completed, the family can begin to describe some of the issues from the context of viewing a visual model of their current situation.
Five components structure the 15 minute interview: Manners, those core social skills so necessary when interacting with people; Therapeutic conversations, those with a purpose; Therapeutic questions, questions that enable transparency of family needs; Commendations, acknowledging a family's strength and resources; and the use of a genogram and ecomap.
the spiritual ecomap portion) to various spiritual practices and issues, the client may be able to identify areas of strength, such as a dedicated prayer life or a supportive church community (Hodge, 2005b).
All of the organizations that could possibly affect Native American well being were depicted in the ecomap as either influencing disproportionality or disparities positively or negatively.
Standardised tests and ecomaps were employed to provide additional information.
The ecomap (or ecological map) was developed to depict a family's or individual's experience within an environment or domain.
La recogida de datos utilizo: 1) el Genogram (Bowen, 1978), 2) el Family's Ecomap [eco-mapa de la familia] (Hartman, 1978a), 3) el Social Support Questionnaire [cuestionario sobre el apoyo social] (Sarason, Sarason, Sherin y Pierce, 1987), y 4) entrevistas semi-estructuradas.
87) Through use of the ecomap, a family case manager can learn about the relationship of a family member to a place of worship, a community center, a public housing complex, a city social service agency, etc.
Other assessments included an Ecomap, which is a pictorial constellation of external support of the family identifying associations such as work, church, extended family, social contacts and others; and Genogram, which is a pedigree, usually completed with active participation by the family (Wong, 1996).
The genogram and ecomap are two tools that assist the school nurse in clarifying family structure.
First, the genogram and ecomap were developed, which provided the ability to synthesize and provide visibility to ways that the support networks of the child with VI--are organized, and to evaluate the family structure, showing who is part of it, the quality of their relationships, and the meanings produced in their context (15).