Toni Naccarato, Ph.D.: Toni Naccarato's research focuses on emancipation, welfare, and human capital accumulation of adolescents; social and economic policies and reforms; and, research methods for increasing social and political changes in the Social Work arena. Dr. Naccarato has direct practice experiences in California and New York, and applied research experiences at the policy level in Georgia, California, New York and Washington, DC. Dr. Naccarato is currently collaborating with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, to better integrate research and data management emphasizing child welfare practitioners. Dr. Naccarato received her MSW from San Jose State University, and completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.