Above is a visual family mapping tool illustrating family relationships, which is a practical tool in social work practice, both in terms of assessment and intervention. The genogram is most commonly thought of in relation to practice with children, adolescents, and families to explore the quality of relationships and behavioral patterns across generations. In child welfare practice, for example, the genogram is useful to incorporate changes over time, which is particularly helpful in charting shifts in custodial care for instances such as adoption or foster placements. However, genograms can also be helpful when working with adults and serve as a tool to examine issues of interest beyond family dynamics. EdrawMax benefits from using this genogram maker.