How to Draw a Genogram for Your Family? Basic Genogram Symbols Basic genogram symbols carry basic information of a person: gender, birth and age, immigration, sexual orientation and pregnancy situation etc. Genogram symbols usually display the date of birth and date of death if applicable above the box, and the name of the individual underneath. Family Relationship Symbols Is a family relationship genogram similar to a family tree? The answer is NO.
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How to Draw a Genogram for Your Family? Basic Genogram Symbols Basic genogram symbols carry basic information of a person: gender, birth and age, immigration, sexual orientation and pregnancy situation etc. Genogram symbols usually display the date of birth and date of death if applicable above the box, and the name of the individual underneath.
Family Relationship Symbols Is a family relationship genogram similar to a family tree? The answer is NO. Actually, a family relationship genogram conveys much more information and is way more complicated than a family tree.
Referring to family relationships, you can illustrate whether a couple is married, engaged, common-law, divorced or separated with simple color-coded lines and symbols. Emotional Relationship Symbols Emotional relationship symbols are used to describe the emotional bond between any two individuals in the genogram.
For example, you can tell whether a couple is in love or not by checking the colors of the connecting lines. Normally, green means a couple is in a harmonious relationship, while red implicates the conflicts between them. Be careful, if you happen to see the blue lines in the diagram, it means there are domestic abuses in this family. Medical Genogram Symbols Medical genogram symbols play the most important role in genograms. Here I divide medical genogram symbols into two parts according to their appearance - colored or monochrome.
Monochrome Medical Genogram Symbols By structuring the diseases and conditions in a family, a medical genogram can help you take precautions to avoid genetic diseases and illnesses if you are going to have a baby. Colored Medical Genogram Symbols The colored medical genogram symbols consist of all common genetic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, down syndrome, depression, and asthma etc. Genogram Example Obviously, it is a genogram example of emotional relationship.
We can presume that Michael and Ann are in a loving and harmonious relationship. First, you need to download a genogram software. Drag and drop interface and easy to use Customize every detail by using smart and dynamic toolkits Compatible with a variety of file formats, such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, etc.
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Symbols used in Genogram
Symbols[ edit ] A genogram is created with simple symbols representing the gender, with various lines to illustrate family relationships. Some genogram users also put circles around members who live in the same living spaces. Genograms can be prepared by using a complex word processor, or a computer drawing program. There are also computer programs that are custom designed for genograms.
It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to analyze family, emotional and social relationships within a group. It is used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior and to recognize hereditary tendencies. Here are some of the basic components of a genogram. Genogram Symbols In a genogram, males are represented by a square and females by a circle. If you are unsure of the how to place individuals in complex family situations, such as reconstituted families, please visit the rules to build a genogram.
Standard Genogram Symbols