Tools for assessment
Our questions are our tools ...
Social work is not about form filling. Part of the preparation for any visit is thinking about the concern, what hypotheses this creates and what information you need to challenge these hypotheses.
Choosing the right approach is crucial. This section is a growing resource base that includes many methods of gathering information. We have deliberately started out small, with basic tools such as genograms and ecomaps, because we want you to contribute your ideas and approaches to share a range of interventions that will be useful to all as a reference point.
To let us know about a tool, simply click the envelope at the right of the screen and send us an email titled 'New tool'. You can attach any relevant information when you send this.
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Ecomaps are a tool which can be used to understand a child and family's relationships with those around them in an accessible manner. They are also a good way to approach work with family members differently moving away from the standard interview process.Read more
Genograms are a tool which provide a simple representation of the make-up of a family. They are also known as family trees and represent a good way to work with family members differently, as well as promoting discussion about the more extended family members and support that they may or may not provide.Read more
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