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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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The ECOMAP is an ecological tool utilized in the social work profession (Germain & Gitterman, 1986; Meyer 1976, 1983).
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. Apart from Wright and Leahey's development work (Wright & Leahey, 2013), there is a paucity of literature exploring the use of the 15 minute interview (Bell, 2012).
The Racial Equity Scorecard provides basic information on overall disproportionality and disparities; ecomaps measure the strength of the relationships among organizations and community partners and other community members; and the Disproportionality Diagnostic Tool measures relative success as rated by agencies and community partners at the individual practice, system and societal levels (Fabella, et al.
Standardised tests and ecomaps were employed to provide additional information.
Data were collected through interviews, genograms and ecomaps. The contrasting-ideas method guided analysis and interpretation of the findings.
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.
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.[8] These tools offer opportunities to bring together all family members to create a family visualization.
In addition, this model proposes the creation of an ecomap from which professionals can visualize family ecology and identify available resources, such as social support networks (40,41).
For each bias scenario simulation, which produced density estimates from each of 60 trials of 600 simulated survey points at every density, we imposed biased tree selection of randomly generated trees from each quadrant (described in detail below), covering a wide range of bias frequencies (Table 3 to fi) present in actual GLO data by ecological subsection (ECOMAP, 1993) in the state of Missouri.
Descriptions of several assessments, such as the spiritual genogram and the spiritual ecomap, are enhanced with illustrations and activities throughout the chapter.