Above is a genogram of my maternal and paternal grandparents. It is a useful instrument in the field of social work. The genogram is most commonly connected with work with children, adolescents, and families, where it is used to evaluate the quality of intergenerational linkages and behavioral patterns. For example, the genogram is used in child welfare practice to represent changes through time, which is especially important when tracking transitions in custodial care for circumstances such as adoption or foster placements. Genograms, on the other hand, can be utilized to study issues other than family relations when working with adults. Genogram designers will benefit from EdrawMax.