Banana Splits Group
Banana Splits is a group for children in transitional families: households headed by parents who are separated, divorced, or remarried. This group is for 4th and 5th grade students only. The students will learn to see themselves as emotionally healthy and able to cope with the changes in their family. The basic benefit of the program is the development of individual problem solving skills that students can apply at home and at school. In addition, the program helps children express their feelings and offers a supportive environment in which they will learn that others have similar experiences. Participation is voluntary and involves students who want to discuss and solve problems related to transitional families. The members of the group will meet once a week before school for six weeks. Students will talk together, share concerns, learn problem solving techniques, work on projects, and help each other. Individual appointments are made as needed and can be initiated by parent, teacher, or student. Individual appointments are also available for grades K-3. Participation in Banana Splits requires parental approval.