Genogram: Hernandez Family
Murray Bowen (as cited in Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016, p. 595) developed the genogram, a tool to help social workers and other practitioners create a record of family relationships. Once a social worker creates a genogram for a client, he or she may refer to it when analyzing the client’s situation.
To prepare for this Assignment, become familiar with how to create a genogram, which is presented in this week’s resources. Also, review this week’s media about Juan and Elena Hernandez’s visit with their social worker.
Submit a 3 to 4-page paper that includes the following:
- A genogram of the Hernandez family
- An analysis of the Hernandez family’s case based on the genogram including the following information.
- Identify an element of the Hernandez family’s case that may influence the way Juan and Elena Hernandez address their issue with the social worker.
- Explain how the genogram you created might help you address the needs of the Hernandez family.
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories.
Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
- “The Hernandez Family” (pp. 3–5)
Zastrow, C., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2013). Understanding human behavior and the social environment. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.