Here's a genogram of the family. Genograms are a useful tool in social work practice for both evaluation and intervention. Historically, the genogram has been associated with work with children, adolescents, and families to investigate the quality of connections and behavioral patterns through generations. Genograms assist mental health practitioners, such as psychiatrists, in understanding an individual's interactions with others around them. They reveal an individual's influences, support system, and the scope of his or her social network. Professionals can use genograms to determine which of these areas are performing well and which require improvement. Treatment strategies can then be tailored to address unhealthy and unhelpful relationships.