Banana Splits is a program for children whose families are in transition because of separation, divorce or re-marriage and are experiencing issues, such as custody, visitation, or step-sibling problems.
The goal and focus of the program is to build a positive approach to life changes, along with offering a chance for children to share similar feelings or experiences with peers. We want children to understand that they are capable of coping with difficult life experiences. It is a growth process through which they learn courage and confidence in handling changes that affect their lives.
Groups meet during lunch for a total of ten sessions. Children are assigned projects, read stories, share thoughts and ideas and have fun together. Games and other activities are used to help children learn problem-solving and coping skills, as well.