School of Social Work

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Strengths Collaborative


The Strengths/Resiliency-based Practice, Research and Training Collaborative is a partnership of practitioners, agencies, communities, trainers and researchers dedicated to building strengths-based person-centered practices with individuals, families, and communities.The Collaborative is housed in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Basic Tenets

  • Every individual, group, family, and community has strengths
  • Assume you do not know the upper limits of growth and change that is possible
  • Clients are experts and work is client-directed


The Collaborative is to work closely with practitioners and educators in designing, delivering, and evaluating strengths/resiliency-based approaches to human and educational services, achieved through five major programs, each of which has a variety of projects.

Contact Information

Dr. Robert G. Blundo
(910) 962-3438 Ph.
(910) 962-3414 FAX

J. Christopher Hall
(910) 962-2534 Ph.
(910) 962-3414 FAX