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 familyAn 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.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Hernandez family: Episode 6 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
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.