ERIC Number: ED333608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Genograms and Eco-Maps To Assess American Indian Families Who Have a Member with a Disability. (Making Visible the Invisible.) Training Curriculum.
Goodluck, Charlotte Tsoi
This training manual demonstrates the utilization of two family assessment tools with American Indian rehabilitation clients. The manual begins with an overview of general systems theory, family systems theory, and family assessment theory. The genogram is then defined as a type of family tree covering at least three generations, offering a map of a family's aspirations, patterns of behavior, roles, demographics, major life events, losses, births, abilities, disabilities, occupations, and communication and relationship patterns. Three types of genograms are discussed. Eco-map assessment is then described as a visual drawing of all resources available in the family system, indicating relationships between the client and the various resources or people affecting the client's life. Instructions are offered for constructing an eco-map. Information is then offered to assist in developing staff members' interviewing and communication skills during assessment. The training manual provides a list of abbreviations, a list of symbols for use on genograms and eco-maps, a genogram interview schedule, informed consent forms, field procedures, and a workshop evaluation form. A bibliography of 54 references is presented. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Native American Research and Training Center.
Identifiers: Eco Maps; Genograms