Welcome to the Fruitvale Banana Splits Website!

Banana Splits is a school-based group program for students who have experienced parental divorce or separation.

The purposes are:

  • to provide a safe place to express feelings
  • to normalize feelings through sharing
  • to train children in problem solving and coping skills
  • to increase self esteem through mutual help
  • to support parents and school staff in working with Splits kids
  • to increase communication among children, parents, and school

Activities teach children of divorced or separated parents how to help themselves and each other. By creating a supportive community, Banana Splits aims to counteract the day to day impact of divorce and separation on teenagers and young children.

– Adapted from www.bananasplitsresourcecenter.com (Dr. Valerie Raymond)