One of the biggest issues children with parents in prison face is trauma; which is manifested through other issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, aggressiveness, lack of sleep, among other issues. Through counseling, the children are able to cope with having a parent(s) in prison.
During the individual and group counseling sessions, children revealed their major worries. They are worried about their parents in prison. Since this year begun, they have never visited their parents; and unfortunately the prisons are now closed to any visitors during this time. The children are also worried about when schools will reopen fully; currently, only candidates have been allowed to go back to school. Children in other classes are worried that they might not be promoted to the next classes.