Children outside prison who have a parent imprisoned may experience a range of
psychosocial problems during the imprisonment of a parent, including: depression,
hyperactivity, aggressive behaviour, withdrawal, regression, clinging behaviour, sleep
problems, eating problems, running away, truancy, poor school grades and delinquency.
Further, parental separation can be experienced as desertion or abandonment, which can
worsen the distress for the children (Quaker Council for European Affairs, 2007)....