The ecomap is a paper-and-pencil assessment tool used to assess specific troubles and plan intervention for clients. • The ecomap is a drawing of the client or client family in its social environment.
It helps both the social worker and the client achieve a holistic or ecological view of the client’s family life and the nature of the family’s relationships with groups, associations, organizations, and other families and individuals.
A major value of an ecomap is that it helps both the social work and the client view the client’s environmental context from a systems and ecological perspective.
Commonly Used Symbols in an Ecomap Female Male Person, sex & age unknown
Commonly Used Symbols in an Ecomap A stressful, conflict- ++++++++ laden relationship A tenuous, uncertain - - - - - - - - - relationship A positive relationship _________ or resource The direction of the giving & receiving exchange or a relationship or resource