Lunch groups are held in my office, are voluntary, and require parental permission for attendance. Each group occurs once per cycle and most groups run between 6 and 8 weeks. The types of groups selected each year are based upon need. Frequently offered groups include social skills, Banana Splits (for children of separated or divorced parents), bereavement, and friendship. Prior to the groups starting, a flier with attached permission slip is sent home with students.