Assessment Description

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:

  1. Discuss how this tool helped you conceptualize your current family situation and define your family.
  2. How does your definition of family differ from other approaches to defining “family”?
  3. Explain different types of diversity in your family and the effects diversity has on your family.
  4. Compare your family to the various types of diversity within family systems you will encounter as a social worker.
  5. Discuss any new insights you gained completing this exercise.
  6. 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.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

This assignment is informed by the following EPAS Standards:

2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities (System Level: Individuals and Families)

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