To learn more about the different approaches to defining family, access the “Ecomap” example to assist you in completing your own Ecomap in a separate Word document. If you need assistance in creating an Ecomap in Word, access and view the “How to Create an Ecomap in Word Tutorial” to assist you.
After you complete your Ecomap, address the following prompts in the document (50-75 words each), citing scholarly sources to support your claims:
Discuss how this tool helped you conceptualize your current family situation and define your family.
How does your definition of family differ from other approaches to defining “family”?
- Explain different types of diversity in your family and the effects diversity has on your family.
- Compare your family to the various types of diversity within family systems you will encounter as a social worker.
- Discuss any new insights you gained completing this exercise.
- Why is it important to have clients complete an Ecomap? Refer to Social Work Disposition #4: Value: Importance of Human Relationships; Ethical Principle: Social workers recognize the central importance of human relationships when responding to this prompt.