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Welsh health, social care policy to be discussed

The Civic Discourse Forum at the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning will sponsor “Tea and Conversation” with Daphne Evans of Trinity College at the University of Wales, Carmarthen.

“Health and Social Care in Wales” will be the topic for discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Community Service House, 737 S. Main St.

Evans is a senior lecturer on health and social care issues in the School of Education and Social Inclusion at Trinity College, part of the University of Wales in Carmarthen. She has researched social behavior in young children and adolescents, and lectures in health and social care issues including patients with Parkinson's disease. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Wales-Swansea.

HWS will send its first group of students to study abroad at Trinity in the Fall 2008 semester. To facilitate engagement with the local community, all students must participate in an academic or extracurricular immersion experience; this may include a credit-bearing internship, a school practicum, or a service-learning project. Many Trinity College courses include such components and can be used to fulfill this requirement.

The discussion is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning's Civic Discourse Forum, recently inaugurated by Christopher Myers Asch. The Forum is set up to provide an opportunity to discuss topics as well as help develop skills that are pertinent to our lives as engaged citizens.