from desire to reality
Gayle talks about the events that inspired her to create the Iris the Dragon Series and Charity later in life. She discusses the process of starting the book series and the rewarding stories from her young readers and caregivers about the difference Iris the Dragon has made in their lives.
Gayle also discusses how these experiences were all due to that fact that she acted on her desire to help children better understand mental health and without acting upon her desire to help, none of these experiences would have been a reality.
using stories to convey important messages to children
Iris the Dragon in use
Gayle & Jessica discuss the tradition of using stories to convey important lessons and messages in our society using the Iris the Dragon Book Series as an example.
The discussion includes an understanding of the history of stories in our culture to the ability of narratives to change perceptions and attitudes.
filling the gap
— A Workshop on Children’s Mental Health Tools for the Classroom
Responding to society’s big question about how do we educate our children about their mental health, Jessica will address how to help children in the elementary years understand their emotional and mental wellbeing using Iris the Dragon’s new Units of Study.
Understanding that educators already have large workloads and curriculum demands, Jessica demonstrates how Iris the Dragon’s new Units of Study fit into existing curriculum expectations in addition to being engaging for youth with the use of SMART Board™ technology.
how to book us
Please contact Jessica Grass for availability, fees and other topics for workshops and speaking engagements.
free eBook downloads for your event
Iris the Dragon is pleased to donate book-markers to mental health conferences sponsored by registered organizations.
The book-markers entitle attendees to download a free copy of an Iris the Dragon eBook.
for live or pre-recorded interviews
We are available to interview with TV, radio, bloggers and podcasters.
Single or double-ender, panel discussion or guest spot, Gayle and Jessica are pleased to to act as your subject matter experts in children's mental health education.
Iris the Dragon is equipped with studio gear, backdrops, high-speed Internet, UStream, Skype and telephony to ensure professional audio/video transmissions.
Contact Jessica Grass to schedule interviews.
resources for the media
You need special content to do your work.
Iris the Dragon has backgrounders, fact sheets, quotes, imagery, video clips and more to help you produce material for both traditional and new media.
Let us know what you need and we'll be glad to help. Again, contact Jessica Grass to develop your story about Iris the Dragon.
Fast Fact: Jessica Grass spoke at the Canadian Education Conference on Mental Health (Ottawa, ON, Oct 2015) about using narrative to create positive and productive perceptions of mental health.