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Community and Environment Assessment (EcoScan): Getting Started

Use this guide to gather the data and information about your client's community necessary to develop a three dimensional lens or "triangle" for understanding your client.

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What is the EcoScan?

The EcoScan orients and accustoms you to thinking about individuals and systems as interdependent, and to provide you with a three dimensional lens or “triangle” for understanding your client.

The resources in this guide will assist you in gathering data and context for your general impressions about your client's environment. 

Getting to Know Your Topic

Need background or contextual information for a social work practice topic?  Try these resources for direct, easy-to-read chunks of information.  

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