Why you need a forensic psychologist
Forensic psychologists are psychologists who specialize in child forensic psychology.
They have a special relationship with the child and their ability to understand the child’s psychological state and identify patterns of behavior that indicate the child has a mental disorder.
It’s important to note that forensic psychologists do not treat children.
If you are considering having a child, the only way to know what you are doing is to have the child examined by a licensed child psychologist.
If you are in the process of divorcing or remarrying, a child psychologist is also available.
How can I get a forensic child psychology license?
The best way to obtain a forensic psychology license is to complete the Child Custody and Child Support Program Application (CCSSAP) and pay a $25 fee.
The CCSSAP is a state-by-state application.
The CCSSAPS application is a simple process and can be completed online.
In order to receive the CCSS as well as other necessary licenses, you will need to submit a $5 fee payment.
The application will be sent to your county, state, or other jurisdiction.
You will need your social security number, which you can obtain from your state government agency or online at www.state.gov.
Once you submit the CCSAP, you are now able to receive a license for forensic child psychologists.
What are the fees for a forensic Child Custotency and Child Services License?
A child custody license is required to operate in California.
A Child Custodial Services license is a separate license to operate.
To be licensed, you must be over the age of 18 and have resided with your child for at least one year.
A child custody and child support license can only be used for: • child abuse and neglect;• child support or visitation orders;• legal proceedings;• any civil or criminal action; or• any administrative proceeding.
Child custody and family support license holders are also required to attend a Child Support and Child Custoneering training program.
Who should I contact if I have questions about my child custody or child support licenses?
The CA Department of Children and Family Services (DCSF) has a phone number for parents to call for more information.
Call the DFS hotline at (800) 829-2277 to receive an in-person referral to a child custody attorney.
A list of California child custody attorneys can be found at www.childrenandfamilyservices.ca.gov/child_cust_lawyer.htm.
Can I be charged a fee for my child’s criminal history?
If a child is in jail or custody of a judge, prosecutor, or a court official, you can still be charged for child support, child custody, and other related fees.
For more information on child support and child custody fees, please visit the Child Support & Child Custreatment Lawyer Information Center at www,childrenandfostercare.ca/child-support-lawyer-information-center.htm