An ecomap is a visual tool used to describe the family's interaction with the larger community system. It is used to assess supportive and stressful linkages as well as linkages that need to be created.
What family and community resources might be available to help Virginia Stone care for her mother?
Click here for a PDF of an ecomap template you can print out to draw your own.
An ecomap depicts sources of conflict and support for the client, represented by shapes connected by different types of lines.