Dr. Folaron's interests include teaching and research in the areas of child welfare practice and policy with special emphasis on children and youth and the foster care system. Her research efforts have been chiefly action research and qualitative methods.

Social Work
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Social Work, 1993
MSW, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Social Work, 1980
BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
child welfare family children or youth child abuse or neglect adoption qualitative methods (social sciences) burnout social work distance learning caregiving juvenile law